BENEFITING: Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. There's no doubt that this month is a big one for us here at Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. While our fight continues throughout the year, every hour of every day, the month of April becomes the loudest month for the fight against testicular cancer. Individuals, groups, and even media outlets will be spreading the word to educate men about TC and the importance of a monthly testicular self-exam.
We also choose the month of April to hold our annual donation drive. None of what we do here at TCAF would be possible without the support of so many who join us in our cause. While we do hold different events throughout the year, such as our Tee Off for TC golf tournament, and participate in events like the Vans Warped Tour, we still rely on individual donors for support. For us, it simply makes sense that during a month focused on TC awareness, that we reach our for support while empowering many to spread the word throughout the month, and throughout the year.
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We are a nonprofit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by testicular cancer; educating others about the importance of awareness and early detection, and continuing to save lives.
We stress the importance of early detection through the practice of monthly testicular self-exams, just as women are taught to detect early signs of breast cancer through monthly breast self-exams. We are fighting to make TSE part of education classes taught at the jr. high and high school levels.
We seek to reduce the great stigma and taboo associated with talking about testicular health. Most teenagers and young men are embarrassed to openly talk about their bodies and the changes taking place, therefore testicular cancer goes undetected and for some, it's too late.
We navigate patients to the best protocols for testicular cancer that yield the best outcomes. Because testicular cancer is not as common as many of the other cancers, some medical facilities are inexperienced in the treatment of this disease and maybe unaware of the most effective protocols. It is crucial that the newly diagnosed have access to the most knowledgeable medical centers to help them beat this disease quickly and effectively.
We empower the patient with resource information for financial assistance through the use of online fundraising tools. We provide limited funding to those in immediate financial need.
Through social media, we connect the newly diagnosed with others who have been affected by this disease. Many men and their families feel completely alone when they are first diagnosed not knowing tc has touched thousands of lives. Support is very important.
Visit our website to learn more about testicular cancer: tcafinfo.org