AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) MAY 09, 2016
The Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF) has announced the hire of Kenny Kane as its new Executive Director. Kane will assume the new role on June 1, 2016.
“TCF could not be more excited to welcome Kenny onboard. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge, creativity and incredible leadership that will propel TCF in a positive direction, and ultimately lead to saving more lives,” says Matt Ferstler, Testicular Cancer Foundation founder and CEO.
Kane’s background uniquely positions him to assume this role as TCF’s Executive Director with significant experience in the non-profit realm and with years of experience working directly with young cancer groups. Through his time as a caregiver to his father who was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer at the age of 50, Kane understands the disease, can empathize with those enduring it, and has the appropriate skills to drive TCF forward to make a difference.
“More than a decade ago, testicular cancer is what inspired me to get involved in cancer advocacy to begin with. My father’s diagnosis and ultimate recovery opened my eyes to the needs of this disease. I am thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to take on the disease in a deeper more meaningful way,” says Kane.
For the past six years Kane has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Stupid Cancer, one of the world’s most dominant young cancer non-profits, where he oversaw national aspects of all daily operations, including ecommerce, IT, content curation, social media strategy, broadcast communications, mobile, fiscal oversight, CRM/CMS, internships, fundraising, human resources and corporate operations.
“Kenny has been a valuable member of the young adult cancer advocacy world for more than six years,” said Matthew Zachary, Stupid Cancer founder and CEO. “We wish him all the best in his new role and know the young adult cancer community will benefit from his executive leadership at The Testicular Cancer Foundation.”
Kane has a BA in Communications from Farmingdale State College. He also is chair of the board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City. Kane and his fiancé recently relocated to Austin, TX.
About Testicular Cancer Foundation
The Testicular Cancer Foundation is a national 501(c)3 with a mission to provide education, awareness, and support about Testicular Cancer – The most common cancer in males ages 15-34. For more information visit http://www.testicularcancer.org