November Is a Month to Take Men’s Cancer By the Globe With ‘Man Balls’
October is dedicated to women’s health with Breast Cancer Awareness. November is for men and a month to take cancer by the globe with ‘Man Balls.’
Rob Eccles, Executive Director of the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation says it’s time to start talking about men’s health and they’ve teamed up with Things Remembered to support awareness of men’s health issues, including testicular cancer, with Man Balls. ‘There is the ability to use humor in creating awareness.’
Man Balls are snow globes that can be engraved. Eccles says there are a variety of balls to choose from for your man this holiday. ‘We have the boss, which is the opportunity to salute the take charge man in your life by putting his balls directly on your desk. We have the workaholic for anyone who’s Bluetooth is fused to his head. It’s time to take his hands off his blackberry and onto his man balls. We have the Ladies Man and the Beer Man. There’s something for every man in your life.’ There are also signed celebrity balls up for auction on eBay.
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation was named after rising star Sean Kimerling. ‘He was a journalist, a sportscaster in New York. He was the picture of health, very active guy. He was suffering from some severe back pain. He went to the doctor and was diagnosed with testicular cancer and once he began treatment, he was gone within a month at the age of 37. One of the things he said before he passed was he wanted to make it his goal to raise awareness of testicular cancer,’ says Eccles.
Eccles says testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15 to 35. ‘There are about 8000 new case annually in the United States. About 400 guys die from it each year. The good news is, if it’s found early, it’s up to 99% curable. So if you hear the words ‘you have testicular cancer’ you want to hear ‘we found it early.”
Men don’t’ like to go to the doctor unless their wife or girlfriend insists, and that’s no different for Eccles. ‘I had a little scare a few years ago and I wouldn’t have gone to the doctor if my wife didn’t push me to. I’m someone who works in this area and it was still tough to get me to go to the doctor and get checked out. If we can get one message to guys, it’s we want them to do self exams monthly. If they fell anything strange, go talk to their doctor.’
The first man to prove they’ve been checked will receive a Man Ball. Just email me at Polly@BigFrog104.com and let me know which ball you’d like; the Beer Man or the Ladies Man.
Rob Eccles ‘Man Balls’ Interview