Press Release: Connor O'Leary Joins TCF Team as Chief Mission Officer

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CONNOR O’LEARY, CBS ‘AMAZING RACE’ WINNER, JOINS TESTICULAR CANCER FOUNDATION

Connor O’Leary is a testicular cancer survivor and former member of the U.S. Cycling Team

 Connor O’Leary joins the Testicular Cancer Foundation team as Chief Mission Officer for the organization. Connor recently won CBS’s ‘Amazing Race’ with his father, David O’Leary. “Coming on board with the TCF is an incredible opportunity,” said O’Leary. Raising awareness about testicular cancer is something I am passionate about. I was diagnosed with TC when I was 19. It was scary; I was young, I thought I was bulletproof, and cancer wasn’t even on my radar. Since then, I have thought a lot about what I can do to fight TC, to help prevent young men from going through what I did - or at least be a resource for someone who was diagnosed - and Matt and the TCF team are one step ahead of me. To see that there is an organization like the TCF, and to see the good they are doing is inspiring. I just feel blessed to be a part. I am looking forward to working with them and saving lives.” Matt Ferstler, survivor, founder and CEO of the Testicular Cancer Foundation says, “I’m grateful that Connor wanted to partner with us. His story is a powerful one and for all that he’s accomplished in spite of his cancer is inspiring for all young males. Our mission is awareness, education, and support and Connor will help our message have more reach.” Testicular Cancer is the number one cancer in young males ages 15 to 35.  According to Ferstler, a self-exam can help detect some of the often overlooked signs of testicular cancer including a lump, hardness or swelling - which many times are not accompanied with any pain.  If detected early, however, the chance of survival exceeds 95%. Based in Austin, Texas, the Testicular Cancer Foundation provides educational materials - including shower cards with easy-to-understand information on monthly self-exams - throughout the country. They also have a national speakers' bureau providing in-person speeches and lectures to schools, parent organizations and groups with young men. For more information, visit www.tcancer.org. NOTE TO TELEVISION OUTLETS:Matt Ferstler is available for television interviews, Skype interviews, or radio / telephone interviews.Please contact Jessica Karlsruher at jessica@tcancer.org for scheduling. Contact:         Jessica Karlsruher                                                 Tel:                 512.605.0794Email:             jessica@tcancer.org

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