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Brad Coleman Cancer Foundation

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The loss our youngest son Brad to testicular cancer made us, realize the need for the education about this type of cancer. We had never heard about the importance of self exam for testicular cancer. We had no clue that anything was wrong with him until it was too late. We started this foundation in his honor to get the word out about the importance of self exam as well as what to look for when doing the exams. We provide an educational video that shows how and when to perform the exams as well as what to look for. We also provide shower hangers the serve as a reminder to do the exams. This program is provided free of charge. We have placed the program in 150 schools so far. One of our, board of directors is the Health and wellness director for the Benton County School system here in our home town she presented it at the Tennessee State Board of Education health and wellness convention held in Murfreesboro Tn. On May 4, 2012 and had a great reception to the program .Testicular cancer awareness has to be brought to the forefront. This cancer is 95% curable if caught early there is no need for anyone to succumb to this disease just because it was caught to late. Breast cancer has been in the spotlight for years which has saved thousands of lives through early detection. Our hope is that one day there will be as much attention brought to testicular cancer early detection as there has been for breast cancer. This is why we are reaching out to as many people as we can, soliciting help to get the word out. We are in the process of getting our educational program in as many school systems across the US as possible. We need funds to do so.  We also have a program where we provide funding for families that have children afflicted with cancer. We are listed with American Cancer Society who has referred several families to us that needed help. Just this past July, they called and had a family that has a child at Vanderbilt Children’s hospital who needed our help. The family’s daughter is in the germ free unit of the hospital getting Chemo. The mother had, come down with a cold and they couldn't stay in the room with their little girl. They had no money for a hotel room and the Ronald McDonald house was full. They were sleeping on a bench outside of the hospital. We were able to wire them some funds to get them a room. We have helped or are helping 35 families some on a monthly basis including two families that travels to Houston TX to MD Anderson. All of our Staff, Board Members and Officers volunteer their time so 100% of all money raised goes toward helping others. I'm getting worried about our funding. We are getting more and more requests for help and I would hate to think that we couldn't help someone that needed it. My family certainly knows first hand what it is like to be away from home with a child that has cancer fighting for his/her life and be out of money. It would break our hearts not to be able to help. I am reaching out to each and everyone of you  to see if you can help us raise much needed funds We are a 501C3 Tax exempt Non Profit. If you could help us we would be forever in you debt.


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In Memory of Brad Coleman 5 years ago