Pushups for Cancer Awareness' Fundraiser:

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Pushups for Cancer Awareness' Photo

BENEFITING: Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation, Inc

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2011

THE STORY:

Pushups for Cancer Awareness

Pushups for Cancer Awareness has a clear goal: to raise the awareness level of testicular cancer (TC) and encourage self-examinations in the hopes of improving the rates of early detection.

The PCA campaign will span the month of October and will have participants raise funds based on the number of pushups they complete over those 31-days.

At first blush, testicular cancer and pushups may appear to have little in common, but Pushups for Cancer Awareness recognize the connection. For example, a few early participants are committed to doing 250 pushups each day for the entire month of October (for a total of 7,750). This figure has particular relevance as over the course of a man’s life he has a 1 in 250 chance of being diagnosed with TC.

However, there is a vital silver lining surrounding testicular cancer which must be emphasized: with early detection the overall 5-year survival rate is 95%!

Thus, the campaign will only be as successful in raising the awareness level of TC, as you are in promoting the message: “Be Man and Self-Exam.”

Should you wish to sponsor the campaign, we humbly ask you make a donation on our Crowdrise page. All funds will be donated to the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) as we share the mission to raise the awareness level, while encouraging self-examinations and early detection of TC.

The campaign is open to individual and group participants alike.

Some suggested pushup targets for the 31-days of October:
* 10,000 (333/day): for all the Outliers

* 8,500 (275/day): number of men diagnosed with TC last year in the US.
* 7,750 (250/day): odds a man is diagnosed with TC in his lifetime (250 to 1)

* 5,000 (161/day): half an Outlier
* 3,100 (100/day): Century club
* 1975 (65/day): Your birth year
* 1,550 (50/day): Half century club
* 775 (25/day): Quarter century club

* 310 (10/day)
* 31 (1/day)


Be ambitious in your pushup target and sponsorship goal, but most importantly, spread the word.

Thank you in advance for your support, encouragement and generosity.

-Pushups for Cancer Awareness

 

Remember, Be Man and Self-Exam: http://www.carpetestes.org/

 

DID YOU KNOW:
* Over his lifetime, a man’s risk of testicular cancer is roughly 1 in 250 (0.4%)?
* Testicular Cancer (TC) is the most common cancer in males aged 20–39 years?
* TC accounts for only 1 percent of all cancers in men, yet is the number one cancer killer among men in their 20′s and 30′s?
* Despite being thought of as a “young man’s” cancer, the disease is diagnosed in older age groups at an equivalent rate?
* Testicular cancer has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers (a 95% overall 5-year survival rate), if detected early?

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To This Fundraiser

$40,472

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ronald Moser

    $300

  • Kevin & Sabrina Dommenge

    $200

  • Kevin & Sabrina Dommenge

    $200

  • Chris

    $200

  • Kevin & Sabrina Dommenge

    $200

  • Tierney Boisvert

    $15

  • Barry Tan

    $250

  • Pagan

    $100

  • McQuade

    $50

  • RC Yap

    $50

  • PTJ

    $50

  • S Nagpal (only if this is a tax write of...

    $50

  • Anon (lets just say i'm a lowly lowly co...

    $50

  • Mark Irwin

    $100

  • Kristina Wienhold

     

  • parker

    $50

  • Evy & Richard Uditsky

    $20

  • Disco

    $100

  • Eddie "Legend"

    $250

  • Muttiah Muralith...

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Rob Palladino

    $50

  • Cheung

    $50

  • Sam Musgrave

    $100

  • basket thief

    $100

  • SK

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Daiana

    $20

  • Leash

    $100

  • SALMON!!!

    $50

  • Rob S

    $100

  • Clatters

    $50

  • Ian Smith

    $500

  • Lynchy

    $50

  • JP

    $65

  • JP

    $65

  • WLG

    $200

  • Colleen Arnold's son

     

  • Don Ho

    $50

  • Andrew "Rainmak... Lee

    $129

  • greg & genevieve

    $35

  • Li-Hao

    $100

  • DT

    $20

  • Kevin Mak

    $50

  • Russ McFarland

    $100

  • Nath Lewis

    $100

  • For Peter W. and all the men that have b...

    $2,500

  • BOOM BOOM

    $40

  • Fahy

    $100

  • Arlene Duncan

    $50

  • Kyle Fraser

     

  • benjammin

    $500

  • Ben C. & Christina C.

    $100

  • Condor

    $400

  • PK

    $100

  • PK

    $100

  • dont forget your pullups

    $100

  • Natalya

    $200

  • Carmody (taipei)

    $20

  • Dave McConnell

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sheila Schroeder

    $150

  • Harry Siklas

    $200

  • Anwar McEntee

    $25

  • Valerie Lau

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • CK

    $100

  • Mindy Hepburn

    $158

  • aaron frankel

    $25

  • LT

     

  • Roshan

    $75

  • Visha Gupta

    $100

  • Dhiren

     

  • chris

    $250

  • Team DB

    $1,000

  • kurt

    $200

  • Sean

    $100

  • Mark Duncan

    $804

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Orefice Family

    $100

  • KBW TEAM

    $1,000

  • Alex Johnson

    $500

  • Rob Spencer

    $250

  • Rob Spencer

    $250

  • Tim Laurie

    $100

  • Robin

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shane

    $500

  • family and H

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • MS Meatheads (HK)

    $160

  • ben

    $100

  • Eamo

    $300

  • Cam Schu

    $200

  • Angelo Iannone & Family

    $200

  • Michael Novograz

    $2,500

  • Ken Kobi

    $100

  • Dimi

    $50

  • Jack McFerran

    $1,000

  • Adrian Khoo

    $400

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162% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $40,472 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Pushups for Cancer Awareness

Amount Raised:

$17,616

 

70% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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fredrik grunberger

Amount Raised:

$8,745

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Sean Navin

Amount Raised:

$5,129

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Macquarie Securities

Amount Raised:

$5,107

 

26% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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nick heasman

Amount Raised:

$2,000

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canute dalmasse

Amount Raised:

$1,100

Fundraiser Title

Happy Lally

Amount Raised:

$400

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barry tan

Amount Raised:

$250

Donor Comments

steven r cain

steven r cain

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Seth Moran

Seth Moran

DONATION: $500

"I'm just a squirrel trying to get a nut" ... will also try and do 250/day for October as well... 3 years ago

Andrew Mallios

Andrew Mallios

3 years ago

diane leuty

diane leuty

DONATION: $100

3 years ago