No-Shave November is a big movement that many men participate in, to embrace their hair because many Cancer patients don’t have it. While I find it commendable that so many men participate in this movement, I’ve noticed that many of these men are neglecting their own testicular health.
Since so many of you fellas are in the spirit of giving and being proactive this month, it’s a great time to discuss the Testicular Cancer and how it’s effecting so many. Recently, I heard about a really cool contest being hosted by Tommy John to help raise money and awareness for the Testicular Cancer Foundation. I figured I can share the contest with all our guy lifers and use this prime opportunity to urge you to get checked!
You may be asking if it’s really that important for you to get checked, the answer is YES and here’s why,
Did you know…
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-34
- 1 male is diagnosed with Testicular Cancer every hour
- 1 male dies everyday from Testicular Cancer
The Testicular Cancer Foundation is doing great work in educating, supporting and raising awareness about Testicular Cancer. With all the work they do funds are necessary to keep things going.
- It takes $1 to produce a shower card that provides life-saving information.
- All of TCF’s overhead costs and operating expenses are covered by angel donors. That way, 100% of donations from the general public go directly to our mission.
So… how can YOU help?
There are a few ways you can Get Involved via the Testicular Cancer Foundation website, and of course you can always donate. It’s also important to have these taboo or uncomfortable conversations with you and the men and boys you love and care about. I know that men like to put up a strong face, but this is about your health and it’s really important. Another great way to help spread the word is through the contest Tommy John is currently doing! Not only will you be helping a great cause, you’ll also have a chance at winning a $30 Tommy John credit.
How is Tommy John helping?
They are giving 5% of all sales coming from our limited edition “Ball Print” collection. And they are also contributing $10 for each purchase made by new customers who were referred by someone else. You know we love when brands use their influence for social good so we were happy to help spread the word!
How Can YOU Enter To Win and Spread Awareness?
Enter the “Share a pair win a pair” Instagram contest (started November 1st). To enter, take a picture of any pair of round objects, and tag them on Instagram using the hashtag#SupportYourBalls, and follow and tag @TommyJohnWear and @TesticularCancerFoundation for a chance to win a $30 credit! *Photos need to be uploaded to Instagram by November 30th for the giveaway.*