Welcome to the 2016 Testicular Cancer Foundation digital annual report. Last year was a big year for TCF. After 7 years at the helm, TCF founder and CEO, Matt Ferstler, took a step back from the day-to-day operations of the organization and assumed the role of Chairman of the Board.
Testicular Cancer first impacted my family in 2005 through the diagnosis of my father. It was the first time I was affected so personally by a disease I had come to learn about through years of working as a pharmacy technician.
Cancer is one of those things that doesn't affect you until it does. For me, my fathers diagnosis put me on an irrevocable path that set me on a course both personally and professionally. After 7 years of friendship with Matt Ferstler, I was honored that he would consider me as his successor.
This past year has been an important one for the staff here at TCF. As I transitioned from my role as COO at Stupid Cancer to CEO of TCF, I found myself walking a familiar path, getting to know the organization and the needs of those at risk and affected by testicular cancer in a more meaningful way.
I am proud of the work that our volunteers, staff, and Board does each and every day. The following report outlines the 2016 results of our online and offline programs. I look forward to watching these results continue to grow over the coming years as TCF continues to build upon its deep roots in the TC community.