The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation helped my husband and I while he was going through chemotherapy. It was the hardest/darkest moment in our life and they generously agreed to pay our rent for a month. This drastically helped take some stress off of our plate financially! We are forever grateful for this foundation and know they are helping other men in the same situation!
After my journey with surgery and chemo for testicular cancer, I was without a job and little support. I reached out to TCA in hopes of some assistance. I filled out some simple information and shared my story. Within a couple of weeks I heard back that I was selected as a recipient for a grant. They made everything so easy, were very communicative and extremely helpful!
This is a wonderful organization! I see how hard they work day in and day out and I truly appreciate what they do for the public!
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is a fantastic organization that provides support to anyone affected by testicular cancer. They spread awareness of the disease and educate others on how important it is to do a monthly testicular self exam to save a life.
This organization has really empowered me in a life beyond cancer. I was able to connect with fellow survivors in a way not previously possible. I was able to discuss matters that are difficult for others to relate to, while also seeking advice from medical professionals. Everyone facilitating was courteous, professional and friendly. I made friends and was able to network with other organizations too. I feel so fortunate to have attended the conference as well as remain in touch with those who work so hard to contribute to those affected b Testicular Cancer.
Fabulous organization that has brought some many people together from all over the world. It allows, families, loved ones, and survivors, to all share stories, and information, and most important to let everyone know you are not alone.
G-D Bless Kim Jones and her beautiful family for all that they do. #Sunshine #JordanJones
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is very close to my heart because my sister created this foundation after her son was diagnosed with TC. She has dedicated her life to educate people of the importance of early detection and therefore saving lives. This foundation is incredibly supportive to all who seek information and support í ˝í˛™
my nephew was diagnosed with testicular cancer at a very young age. My sister had a very difficult time finding any support or help outside of the hospital. Because she felt so alone and lost in her journey, she decided to dedicate her life to help and educate families who are going through similar struggles. My sister, Kim Jones founded the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation to, not only help families and victims struggling through TC, but to educate the population on early detection. The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation and it's founder, Kim Jones offer and support many and deserve recognition to therefore be able help many more who are in need.
After being diagnosed with stage 3c testicular cancer last December, my life changed completely. I came across TCAF through social media during treatment and it has helped me in so many ways: getting through treatment and surgeries, asking questions and throwing out concerns to the world. Not only have I been able to share my story, but I can also offer my own support to those that need it the most right now. Having a support system through your fingertips is amazing and even getting to meet some of my fellow survivors and their families has brought us all together in some way. I canâ€™t thank TCAF enough for everything that they have done.
I discovered TCAF after my sonâ€™s year long battle fighting Testicular Cancer. I wish that I had found this amazingly supportive organization during that very lonely, scary, and confusing year. Menâ€™s health is not at all well supported but TCAF is trying valiantly to fix this so that men and their loved ones do not have to face a diagnosis of Testicular Cancer unarmed and ill prepared for what is about to happen.
An amazing group that not only provides awareness to testicular cancer but support to those who are currently going through the battle (or now working on survivorship). Countless members provide incite from caregiver and patient perspective. The group gives knowledge, hope and support to a rear disease that feels all too common amongst this family.
This is a wonderful organization. They are a first line of defense for family members and patients who might be impacted by Testicular Cancer. We have a great network and very supportive. Class act for sure.
The best thing in the world to assist those diagnosed with TC and their families is KNOWLEDGE. This organization - Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation - prides itself on its search for information and knowledge, including having world-renowned physicians on their board. The support, knowledge, information and financial assistance is truly SAVING lives! Their annual symposiums provide for an incredible platform to share information among both patients and doctors working on the fight to cure this disease. Truly an incredible group of people with an amazing mission!
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is the only foundation that supports the overall fight against testicular cancer internationally. They pour their heart and soul into everything they do to support others.
I volunteer for this organization, and I've never seen a group of people work harder, nor who have sacrificed more for their cause, than the Jones family and their foundation. I have put many countless hours of various volunteer work into the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, and would not have done so, nor would I continue to do so, had I not felt so strongly about both the organization, and the people behind it.
This foundation is incredible. They do so much to help educate people about testicular cancer. I highly recommend them as a reputable, honest, and trustworthy charity. Their work speaks for itself.
The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is a much needed resource for those with TC and their family. The work they do to help raise awareness about this form of cancer is amazing. This foundation is very near and dear to the founder, Kim Jones', heart since it was founded due to her own son's fight with Testicular Cancer. The TCAF and Jordan Jones' story has, no doubt, helped to save the lives of many men through awareness, teaching early detection and services they provide. My husband was diagnosed with TC in 2002 and had a recurrence this year 2016, after almost 14 years. It was this year that I found this foundation. If you can donate to this amazing foundation to help them continue their great work that would be awesome. If you're unable to donate, perhaps you can help spread the word about them to raise awareness. If you shop on Amazon, then another great way to give to the TCAF is to shop smile.amazon.com and choose TCAF as your charitable organization and Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to them. Same prices, products and Prime. I shop there all the time and I like knowing that a portion of my eligible purchases goes to TCAF. The TCAF is a great organization and any form of support you can provide to this foundation can only benefit every male and their loved ones. Let's face it...we all have a male in our lives in some capacity...whether it's a father, brother, son, husband, uncle, partner...you get the picture...and we can all support and help raise awareness for this disease that isn't talked about as much as it should be because not enough people are aware it exists. Great foundation. Great work they're doing. Great if you can help in some way. Great place to start if you find yourself newly diagnosed with TC or are a loved one of a TC fighter. Just great.
28 year survivor of testicular cancer that has gotten such solace and strength from this incredible source of support , information and general goodness! Wish It was part of my life back then but delighted it around now.
I first reached out to TCAF when my son was diagnosed and going through treatment in 2014/2015. I received an hour long phone call with support and information and also received educational information to distribute to area schools and doctor's offices. Recently when the founder, Kim Jones, learned we would be vacationing near her she scheduled a trip to meet us and our son. The support we have received from TCAF has been outstanding--very sensitive, very kind, and very personal. Unbelievable support.
The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is a group that unfortunately, many folks find out about after becoming a Testicular cancer patient.
What TCAF has done to provide awareness to young adults is incredible as they are looking to bring awareness to the forefront (meaning, pre diagnosis). This organization has been founded, funded and supported by those with genuine human character.
I was lucky during my own battle with Testicular Cancer to have come across TCAF and to become friends with founder Kim Jones. I worked briefly as a volunteer for them later on. This foundation does more to help those battling TC than any other. The level of compassion from the volunteers and board members alike is unrivaled. And the support groups they have helped to set up are a blessing to all those involved.
When I was first diagnosed with testicular cancer, Jordan Jones' story was the first I came across.
Now, 3 years later, Im happy to have had a chance to have spoken with Kim Jones, Jordans mother and have contributed to the foundation and really hope to be able to do more... A LOT more, in the future/
This community has been such a support to me through diagnosis, treatment, and has helped me to navigate recovery
When my husband was diagnosed last year with stage 3 testicular cancer this organization helped us tremendously. I don't know what we would have done if God had not placed Kim and TCAF in our lives. So thankful for a place to find help, information, and spread awareness.
When my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer he wanted everyone to wear super funny and cool shirts the day of his surgery ! Not only did we buy then from this site but reading everyone's stories really help him make a big dicision on his treatment ! They really answered alot of questions and we're a big help! We are constantly on this site !!
I was diagnosed towards the end of 2013. I started the first 3 months in 2014 going through chemo. TCAF has been a great resource for me in each stage; diagnosis, surgery, chemo and now survivorship. Thanks TCAF!
I found this group 5yrs ago, when my son was diagnosed at 17 with late stage testicular cancer. I can not say enough about these wonderful people. I have gained knowledge, strength and friendship that helped me be the caregiver for my son. They gave me information and also gave me hope and support. They have given me educational materials to do the community events I am involved in. Thank you TCAF for all you do for so many!
This is a great resource for people to share their stories and take away some of the perceived stigma that might be associated with men's health issues. It's very informative and helps save lives through awareness and education.
The best resource for education, information, and early detection. When my son in law was diagnosed at just 25 yo, tcaf sure helped explain things and provided a great system of support for the families. Happy to report he is in remission now.
An amazing organization that has helped normalize this extremely difficult time in our lives and the after care that no one talks about. Thank you so much for everything that you do.
Men's global healthcare is woefully underfunded. By ensuring men's health gets the recognition it needs, organisations such as Movember and TCAF are of vital importance for men and their loved ones. Raising awareness is everything. TCAF have a great presence on social media. I am always touched by the stories they share and I am always grateful for the information they spread on their Facebook page and their website. Thank you for saving lives.
I found this organization after my brother was diagnosed with Testicular cancer at the age of 24. This site not only helped educate me, but it kept my mind at ease and showed how much support there really is for this disease. I continue to look at all of the success stories as well as those battling.
My husband was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. It is great to see there are people out there raising awareness!
I found the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation page on Facebook by accident. I looked over what they were about & absolutely loved it. The support & encouragement is amazing. My husband is 11 years cancer free, but has a lot of issues from the cancer. I was able to get information about what he's going through so I could help him. Plus I've shared their reminders for monthly checks and some of my friends have had talks with their sons or husbands about testicular cancer and the importance of monthly checks & early detection.
I stumbled upon TCAF when my fiance was diagnosed with stage 3C TC. I was a clueless, needy 25 year old that desperately needed honest answers... and that is exactly what they gave me (along with words of wisdom, strength and survivorship!). The TCAF helped us through some of our darkest days and connected me with many others in my same situation. I am forever thankful!
I found the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Facebook page while my fiancĂ© was undergoing treatment for stage 3 Testicular Cancer that had metastasized to his liver, lymph nodes, and lungs. It's an amazing thing to have to people who have been there, or that understand, available when you need them the most. As he's nearing 4 years of being in remission, the page now serves as a reminder to share his story, and to help get the word out about TC.
TCAF always goes above and beyond to care for those affected by testicular cancer. They show tremendous care and provide great support. Their mission to spread awareness is critically important to a disease too often overlooked.
I have been tour manager for the non profit for the past two years on warped tour. I've never seen a nonprofit with so much compassion and commitment. Kim believes in this cause, and has done amazing things! TCAF is saving lives!
Kim and I became friends before Jordan was first diagnosed. After she started this amazing foundation I served on the board for about a year and learned so much. In 2014 I saw a lump on my sons kneck and because of what I learned from TCAF I took my son in to the doctor and he was diagnosed with stage 2 Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. We caught it early. Praise God! I feel that it was caught early because of this foundations education on the signs of cancer. This foundation saved my sons life!! I am forever grateful for TCAF and continue to pray for Jordan Jones. He has saved many many lives. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!! Thank you Kim and Jordan. I truly wish Jordan didn't have to go through this TWICE!!!!
Praying hard for Jordan Jones!! This site has helped me alot with my son being tested for lumps in his testies. Thank goodness for TCAF. I have learned alot from this site!
I had NO idea just how prevalent Teaticular Cancer is and how it runs rampant in men my age. The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation educated me that it is the number one killer of cancers in men 15-35 and also (when caught early enough) it can be one of the easiest to cure! Too many men do not talk about it because of lack of education and oftentimes it can be an uncomfortable conversation but the TCAF makes it easy to discuss and be educated for monthly self exams.
I now have an alert on my phone for the first Sunday of every month to do a simple yet thorough self-exam. Everyone at TCAF is so passionate about education and awareness. It is great to have such an excellent foundation educating guys like me!
My husband was diagnosed stage 3 testicular cancer. It was so nice to have a page that supported what we were going through. Appreciate the advice and others experiences. Today he was told he is cancer free. What a blessing!
Kim Jones is the executive director of TCAF and her passion comes from the TC experience her family had when her son Jordan survived TC five years ago. Since then, she has almost single-handidly built the Foundation into an amazing resource. Now TCAF is starting the next phase of development and benefit to young men who need to know about it and those affected by it. The Board of Directors has been strengthened by new members who are national leaders in business structure and marketing, and leaders in the medical community. The current executive director and board are focused on efficient use of generous funding and grants so that the word gets out and even more lives are saved. Your financial contribution and support are greatly appreciated.
I am a mom of a teen boy that was diagnosed with Testicular cancer at age 15. When he had a relapse of his cancer, I contacted Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation for support. They were wonderfully warm and understanding of what we were going through. They were willing to get us an opinion from one of the top oncologist that specializes in testicular cancer.
I have met the founder, Kim and 2 other parents that have had there children diagnosed with TC. These 3 people also are very involved in the organization and passionate about educating young men about TC.
It's an incredible organization!
I was diagnosed with stage 2a testicular cancer in August of 2013. I had never really heard of the disease, nor did I know anyone who had testicular cancer. Through one of my fraternity brothers, Kim Jones, the CEO of TCAF, reached out to me through Facebook. She offered all sorts of advice on treatments, insurance plans, and tips to make my chemo treatment as bearable as possible. She offered so much support and encouragement for my family and myself. She even offered to talk to my mom as a mother who has already gone through this disease with a son. Because of the help and support TCAF gave me throughout my treatment, I wanted to join the organization to pay it forward. I wanted to help give back to people going through this disease and joining TCAF was the best way to do it. It is a great organization, full of dedicated individuals that want to spread awareness for this horrible disease and educate individuals on the importance of early detection.
When I lost my son to TC this group was lifeline for our family. They listened, the understood and they helped us hold ourselves together. I will always appreciate TCAF. The people are very compassionate.
I think anyone can hardly find any info about TC.Since its genital part and especially men will never speak about it .And countries like where I live no one talks ever about it, because people who hears that a person has TC will be humiliated by them.
TCAF is the one such group who has provided lot of info and awareness in it.You can read many stories of people who're undergoing treatment,the survivors and the caregivers.I really really wished, if I had ever heard of TC at least once before ,then I would've mostly caught it at that time when I had felt a very very small bump and just thought it is just my another thought like every my friends,doctors,parents tells me and even I thought what can go wrong there.I still can't believe being old enough,I had reached stage2b to understand that the discomforts in my body was becoz of it.I really wished if I had seen TCAF before.
I'm sure TCAF is a real blessing & relief for many who're young TC survivors and for their caregivers.There are still many out there still have not heard about TC and for the doctors who treat boys and young men so lightly when approach them for some illness or complications.
I'm sure TCAF will make a lot more difference in coming years and most important by saving the life of boys and young men and helping them to lead a quality life both physically and mentally. Since TC if caught earlier is the most curable cancers of all types and wont even require any treatment.
I was diagnosed with TC in Dec 2011 and at the time there was no information anyway here in New Zealand not even on the NZ cancer society website so I had nowhere to turn that was until I found TCAF when surfing for info. The foundation has and is an enormous help to me just to be able to read and share my own and other peoples experiences is of great comfort. I would have been at a loss without it and I do my best to spread the word. Thank you so much for all the amazing work you do
I am so grateful that this organization increases awareness of male cancers. Young men need to be encouraged and to be supported. You are not alone
My son was diagnosed with Testicular cancer in April 2014. As a mother I was scared didn't know what to expect, the survival rate or anything about it. Then I found the facebook page of Testicular Awareness Foundation and reading the story's sad and happy on the site and all the other info. the site had to offer. It helped our family understand Testicular Cancer and what to expect through treatment so thankful for this site. I share so much on my page from this site to my friends and family so they can be aware of Testicular Cancer because before my son was diagnosed I never heard of it. Feel very blessed that Testicular Awareness Foundation is out there for all of us to be able to share the information to everyone because early diagnoses is very important. Thank you
TCAF is an amazing organization run by an amazing person who had dedicated so much time to this cause. I found TCAF the day after my son passed away from TC, I wish I had found it earlier. However the compassion and caring shown by the founder was beyond words. Since that day I have been a supporter and now serve as a volunteer coodinating educators around the country for TCAF to help spread awareness
My son is a testicular cancer survivor and unfortunately we did not find this website when he was in treatment but luckily found it during his recovery. Every chance I have, I share the posts if this foundation on my Facebook page and to my sons Facebook survivor page. Men don't want to talk about this cancer, especially young men, but if they can read these "awareness" posts and information then we are increasing their knowledge along with early detection which is key to survival. Thank you to the founders of this non-profit, you are saving countless lives.
The founder of this organization has shared her story (and others) to help others get through their own struggles. Her personal struggle gives others hope, and gives the organization a heart and soul. Those helped by TCAF find comfort in knowing they are not alone in their fight. Further, through persistence and hard work the organization has helped raise awareness and touched the lives of countless families. It is truly a great organization.
TCAF is a foundation created by someone with a desire to find answers for for her own personal experiences with testicular cancer in order to help others. TCAF provides support and assistance for victims of testicular cancer and their families not only servive, but thrive in their years after recovery or maintain their abilities, funtion and comfort through the things they cannot change. I'm proud to say that the founder and CEO of TCAF is my Aunt Kim. God has blessed her with a soft heart, a strong soal, and a determined mind that has contributed to the servival of my cousin who was diagnosed with testicular cancer. May God Bless her and her journey to help so many others in need who are fighting a battle against this life threatening disease.
I have four boys when my 2nd at age 21 was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. He foundnumbers of TCAF and he asked me to check out their web page, and in doing so I came in contact with wonderful people all over the world. Ireland, Africa and all across America. All sending e-mails expressed their thoughts and prayers. Because of TCAF we have learned the importance of early detection and monthly self testicular exams. My son was luck he found his cancer on accident. Because of this I stand behind TCAF and my son and I have become a volunteer educators. We have spoke to countless numbers of young men and their parents and loved ones many of which had no clue about testicular cancer. Now my son's and I are all on a schedule of monthly self testicular exams. And I am teaching awareness every opportunity I get. Testicular Cancer impacted my an my family's life.
TESTICULAR CANCER AWARENESS FOUNDATION is saving and touching the lifes of countless young men.
This is an organization founded by the mother of a survivor. Initially, this founder spent countless hours on the phone with survivors and their family. And look at it now! Known around the world! Amazing board members, a support staff that is unparalleled, hundreds (thousands?) of survivors and family members supported and helped, and many thousands of dollars raised. The biggest impact? - bringing AWARENESS of this dreadful disease that is curable. Here's to TCAF - hat's off!
My son was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 20.
Early detection saved his life. This organization does a great job
Getting the word out about how important that is.
This is a wonderful foundation! I have 4 boys and would have never learned about testicular cancer with out this foundation! Thank you TCAF
I love this organization! Karen's book is amazing, and I so appreciate having her brochures when I am educating young men about testicular cancer. Having lost our son to it at the age of 20, I am doing all I can to prevent any more needless deaths from this curable cancer. Thanks, TCAF!!
Everyone that I have spoken to whether by social media,e-mails or on the phone are amazing! They give information, offer suggestions and are there just to lend an ear to listen, and they stay in touch to find out about ongoing treatments and all other related info. I am so happy to have their team on our side as we continue to battle this horrible disease with my wonderful son. A TRULY amazing bunch of people!!
I found this foundation through a friend of a friend. I was at a cross roads in my treatment. I ended up taking the advice of Kim Jones and found myself traveling to Seattle to see Dr Nichols the day after. Without the advice of Kim I couldn't say with confidence that I would be alive today to write this review. Further down the road of my treatment I was feeling the squeeze of the financial burdens of fighting cancer. TCAF was able to support me with a payment of rent for a month.