February 7, 2017No Comments

Love Yourself, Check Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air.

With Valentine's Day just a week away, love is in the air. Valentine's is a day to celebrate loving and being loved. Here at TCF, we couldn’t agree more, and that is why we hope this Valentine's Day you won't forget to Love Yourself, Check Yourself (or your partner).

A simple Testicular Self Exam could save your life or the one you love. Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-34. One male is diagnosed every hour and one male dies every single day. When caught early, Testicular Cancer is 99% curable and easily treated. Don’t let yourself, or your loved one, go un-checked this Valentines Day.

Click here to send us a Valentine's Day gift and spread the love!

xoxo – The TCF Team

October 25, 2016No Comments

We, At Tommy John, #SupportYourBalls

[vc_row row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="2" top_padding="2" bottom_padding="1" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" shift_y="0"][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" align_horizontal="align_center" gutter_size="3" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading subheading="BY TOM PATTERSON - TOMMY JOHN, CEO"]We, At Tommy John, #SupportYourBalls[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]This will be Tommy John’s third year partnering with TCF. It’s a cause we feel passionately about because, well, the bullpen is our area of expertise. Our minds are always in our pants, thinking about how to improve underwear and keep men comfortable. So let’s talk balls.

We constantly strive to upgrade men's underwear drawer by shining a light where the sun don't shine, and respect anyone that does the same. TCF’s fearless, some might say ballsy approach, to confronting testicular cancer is a surefire way of focusing the world’s attention to the danger that is unfortunately common in men aged 15-34. Alerting potential sufferers, and arming them with the ability to recognize the early warning signs is the only way to limit the number of men tragically lost unnecessarily to the illness.

Testicular Cancer is no laughing matter, but if we can start making small talk with a smile about such a big problem, and find a way that’s personable, approachable and unguarded then we’ll really get the ball(s) rolling toward finally finding a cure. Our credo has always been to make men of substance feel comfortable to be their true selves, and that means being confident enough to talk about their own bodies without embarrassment. If we can initially break the ice in a manner that’s both fun and provocative, we’ll eventually break the silence around the subject.

So how can we help? We want to add our voice to the conversation, so this year we’re going balls-out for our TCF dedicated design with balls on balls on balls on socks, boxer briefs and trunks. We’ll be donating 5% of our sales to TCF, so grab as many items as possible and feel free to flash your balls in public to let everyone know why you’re wearing them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="2" top_padding="1" bottom_padding="2" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" shift_y="0"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image media="5416" media_width_percent="100" media_link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tommyjohn.com%2Fproducts%2Fsecond-skin-ball-print-boxer-brief||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Second Skin Ball Print Boxer Brief
$36[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image media="5417" media_width_percent="100" media_link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tommyjohn.com%2Fproducts%2Fsecond-skin-ball-print-trunk%23%3Fcolor%3D373||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Second Skin Ball Print Trunk
$34[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image media="5418" media_width_percent="100" media_link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tommyjohn.com%2Fproducts%2Fball-print-dress-sock%23%3Fcolor%3D373%26size%3D8||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Ball Print Dress Sock
$16[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row="" row_height_percent="0" back_color="color-wvjs" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" shift_y="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" position_vertical="middle" align_horizontal="align_center" expand_height="yes" style="dark" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][vc_custom_heading text_font="font-159646"]5% of each sale donated to TCF[/vc_custom_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row]

September 21, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Testicular Cancer Foundation & RideAustin Partnership

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_custom_heading separator="yes"]Testicular Cancer Foundation and RideAustin Partner to Raise Funds for Testicular Cancer Awareness and Support[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Testicular Cancer Foundation joins RideAustin's "Round Up" Program, enabling Austin rideshare customers to donate directly to testicular cancer awareness.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_width_percent="100" style="dark" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0" width="1/3"][vc_message message_color="color-vyce"]
Kenny Kane, TCF CEO
kenny@tcancer.org
855-390-8231
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Joe Deshotel, RideAustin Dir of Community Engagement
joe.deshotel@rideaustin.com
[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="2" top_padding="1" bottom_padding="2" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" shift_y="0"][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent="100" align_horizontal="align_center" gutter_size="3" overlay_alpha="50" medium_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" z_index="0" width="1/1"][uncode_share layout="multiple"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]AUSTIN, TX – 9/21/16 – Testicular Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that it has joined RideAustin's "Round Up" charity program. RideAustin, a rapidly expanding ridesharing service in Austin, allows customers to round up their fare in support of 23 different local charities while utilizing the service.

"TCF could not be more thrilled to partner with an organization like RideAustin. As we innovate in the testicular cancer world, RideAustin is doing the same for the local community," said Testicular Cancer Foundation CEO, Kenny Kane. "Under TCF's 100% model, all of the funds will go directly to our programs and services."

RideAustin continues to uphold its commitment to the Austin community by providing affordable rides and charitable giving opportunities through the apps "Round Up" feature. Last week RideAustin lowered its prices to the lowest in the market by reducing its commission to 0%. This allows ridesharing to be more accessible to more people without cutting driver take home pay.

"RideAustin is proud to include the Testicular Cancer Foundation in the Round Up feature. Early detection can save lives and part of that is simply improving awareness. With over 70,000 users we are happy to help TCF increase exposure of the great work it is doing to improve the lives of those who have been affected by testicular cancer," said Joe Deshotel, Director of Community Engagement for RideAustin.

You can download the RideAustin app on iTunes and Google Play.

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

June 29, 2016No Comments

Divide and Conquer Testicular Cancer: A Message from Connor O’Leary

This June marks my 5th anniversary in remission from Testicular Cancer. As a survivor, my cancer journey is still fresh in my mind. It feels like yesterday I was sitting in the hospital, watching the chemo drip into my veins and watching my body deteriorate a little more every single day, wondering if this would ever end, and when/if it did, if I would ever get back to where I was before cancer.

Fast forward 5 years, and to be on the other side, healthy, active, and getting ready to embark on my adventure from Canada to Mexico – 2,745 miles all self supported on a bicycle, is a dream come true. I can’t help but feel a little nervous. As I pack everything up, double check my bike, and look over the route, my mind is on the mission driving this adventure; to raise awareness, funds, and to give hope to all those battling the disease, that there IS life after cancer!

I I am filled with gratitude, for everyone that helped me through that chapter of my life, and for the confidence that I can now say that YES there is life after cancer. Cancer wasn’t fun, and I am sure every patient, survivor, and caregiver would agree, but I wouldn’t change that experience for the world. It has taught me so much about myself and my capabilities, and honestly has given me the mental fortitude I need to attempt a race like this.

Sure, I am not going to literally “conquer” Testicular Cancer over the next 2,745 miles, but if I can give hope to one individual, if I can put TC on the radar of one man to perform a TSE, and raise funds for the disease in the process, then that in itself is worth the pain, blood, sweat and tears I will encounter over the next two weeks.

I am riding in honor of the ones we have lost, the survivors, caregivers, and current patients. My hope is that through this race I can help increase awareness and raise funds to push the mission of the Testicular Cancer Foundation forward, and ultimately save more lives.

Please support my ride by donating to TCF's programs and services: http://divideandconquer.testicularcancer.org

 

June 13, 2016No Comments

Testicular Cancer Foundation Announces “Know Your Balls” Campaign for Men’s Health Month To Increase Self-Exams

For Men’s Health Month, The Testicular Cancer Foundation is proud to present “Know Your Balls” – a campaign to increase awareness and educate the public about Testicular Cancer.

For Men’s Health Month, The Testicular Cancer Foundation is proud to present “Know Your Balls” – a campaign to increase awareness and educate the public about Testicular Cancer.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15–34, but when caught early, it is one of the most treatable and survivable types of cancer. With one man dying every day from a disease that is 99% beatable when caught in stage 1, we desperately need to increase awareness about testicular cancer to ultimately save lives.

The “Know Your Balls” campaign raises awareness among young men to be more cognizant of their bodies, to understand the risk for the disease and the precautions they should already be taking, such as conducting monthly self-exams and seeing a doctor immediately if they detect any irregularities.

The Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer. TCF is honored to support families of testicular cancer patients and share its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools and various young men’s groups.

Click Here to read the original Press Release are PR Web.

May 9, 20164 Comments

Non-Profit Expert and Advocate Kenny Kane Tapped as The Testicular Cancer Foundation Executive Director

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

April 5, 2016No Comments

#KnowYourBalls Press Release and Video

With April being Testicular Cancer Month, we want to increase knowledge and awareness of the disease through our “Know Your Balls” campaign.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15–34 years old, but the good news is that it is one of the most treatable and survivable types of cancer. When detected early, 99% of guys diagnosed with testicular cancer can survive it. The bad news is that there is extremely low awareness, jeopardizing the chances that guys know to look for it to be able to catch it early.

The “Know Your Balls” campaign raises awareness among young men to be more aware of their risk for the disease and the precautions they should already be taking, such as conducting monthly self-exams and seeing a doctor immediately if they detect any irregularities.

The Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer. TCF also supports families of testicular cancer patients and shares its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools and various young men’s groups.

 

Contact:

Matt Ferstler

Testicular Cancer Foundation

(O) 855.390.8231
(C) 713.553.3880

matt@tcancer.org

testicularcancer.org

April 1, 2016No Comments

#KnowYourBalls: Change Your Profile Pic for the Launch of TC Month!

It may be April Fool's Day but more importantly, it's the first day of Testicular Cancer Month!

TCancer is no joke, which is why we're raising awareness on how important it is to ‪#‎KnowYourBalls‬.

Whether you're a survivor, patient, advocate, wife, or mother, we need your help in spreading the word by clicking here to change your profile photo. In a quick step, you're on your way to promoting this cause on your Facebook and Twitter page for all of your followers to see!

Stay tuned tomorrow and next week as we launch our full campaign! We have a lot of fun things in store that will be used to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer, the most common cancer in males 15-35.

One male is diagnosed every hour and one male dies a day from this disease. Even something as small as liking a photo, sharing a post, or changing your profile photo can save a life!

March 31, 20161 Comment

#KissMyBalls to Support Testicular Cancer Month

April is Testicular Cancer Month and our friends over at ZogSports are going nuts to show their support!

They'll be opening up their cash vault, 5 bucks at a time, in an effort to help provide education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer. We are proud to team up with ZogSports and present to you their #KissMyBalls campaign.

Throughout the entire month of April, ZogSports will donate $5 to the Testicular Cancer Foundation for every individual who participates*.  How do you participate? Just pucker up and kiss your balls!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Take a photo of yourself kissing a SPORTS ball
  2. Post it to Instagram
  3. Use the caption “Hey @ZogSports #KissMyBalls!
  4. ZogSports will donate $5 to the Testicular Cancer Foundation on your behalf

*maximum donation of $10,000

Let’s make a difference, one kiss at a time.

Thank you for your support!

 

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February 11, 2016No Comments

It’s That Time of Year to Love Yourself, Check Yourself

Love is in the air

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, love is in the air. Valentine's is a day to celebrate loving and being loved. Here at TCF we couldn’t agree more, and that is why we hope this Valentine's Day you won't forget to Love Yourself, Check Yourself (or your partner).

A simple Testicular Self Exam could save your life or the one you love. Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35. One male is diagnosed every hour and one male dies every single day. When caught early, Testicular Cancer is 99% curable and easily treated. Don’t let yourself, or loved one, go un-checked this Valentines Day.

Click here to send us a Valentine's Day gift and spread the love around!

xoxo – The TCF Team

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