At the Testicular Cancer Foundation, we come to work everyday because we want to save lives. We are a team of survivors, caregivers and advocates with a passion to increase education and awareness about the most common cancer in males ages 15-34…Testicular Cancer. Fighting a disease that affects a demographic that is young and feels invincible is an uphill battle, but we are taking it head on. Being the only full-time staffed testicular cancer group and leading provider of education materials in the country; it is our mission (and obligation) to ensure every male knows the warning signs of the disease, and how to perform a testicular self exam.
TCF founder, Matt Ferstler was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 22. Frustrated that he didn’t know the warning signs, the importance of a testicular self exam, or that he was susceptible to this disease, Matt turned his frustration into action. In 2009, the Testicular Cancer Foundation was born and has since been a driving force in the men’s health and testicular cancer arena.
Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males ages 15 – 34.
TCF supports families of testicular cancer patients and shares its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools and various young men’s groups.
We are committed to providing accurate, factual and encouraging information to raise awareness about testicular cancer, as well as provide relatable support to those on the road to survival.
Kenny Kane was a high school senior when his father was diagnosed with stage 2b testicular cancer at age 50. This experience led him down a path of cancer advocacy out of college, where he was hired as employee #2 at Stupid Cancer, a non-profit focusing on the needs of young adults with cancer. In 2016, Kenny relocated from New York City to Austin, TX where he assumed the role of TCF CEO.
Kenny lives at the intersection of non-profit and technology, exploring what’s possible with emerging web technology and apps to further the mission of TCF. Through low-cost solutions, TCF is able to expand its reach and ultimately save more lives.
Connor O’Leary was a 19-year-old professional cyclist when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has since made it a priority to use his experience to advocate for the disease. He has shared his story and experiences around the world with numerous organizations, corporations, schools and hospitals. After graduating from the University of Utah with a BS in Strategic Communications, Connor joined the Testicular Cancer Foundation as Chief Mission Officer in the fall of 2015.
As Chief Mission Officer, Connor uses his passion and first hand experience to ensure males and their families have the resources and community that didn’t exist during his own battle.
Matt Ferstler, Chairman of the Board
Justin Lindenmuth, President
Brandon Laviage, Director
Dennis Ferstler, Director
Stuart Ford, Director
Mark Reinking, Director
Rick Zimmerman, Director
Lee Alper, Director