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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: We are a nonprofit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by testicular cancer along with educating others about the importance of awareness and early detection and continuing to save lives.

Target demographics: promote awareness and early detection of testicular cancer

Geographic areas served: The United States

Programs: Awareness, education, support, and promoting the importance of monthly self-exams. We provide direct financial assistance to families in immediate need.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 4

Scott is a Veteran that served as a Marine from 1981 to 1983 stationed at Camp Le Jeune. Scott’s military occupational skill was as a 3500 Motor Transport. Scott was born and raised in Bay City Michigan. Scott sustained injuries while serving in the Military. He was able to work in the construction, car mechanic, and auto repossession industry after the Marines. Scott left a Bay City to start a relationship in Mesquite NV. When that didn’t work he came to Grand Junction. Scott remembered the area from his travels and decided to stay in Grand Junction and has been here since November 2016. Scott resided in the homeless shelter for 3 months and got some help from the VA and was able to move into his own apt. Scott became familiar with Help Heal Veterans through another Veteran and started attending crafting clinics regularly. He stated that he was able to make friends while attending the clinics. He expresses his appreciation to the Craft Care Specialist for taking the time to get to know him and helping him with the crafting. Scott especially enjoyed the comradery he developed with other Veterans while doing the crafts. He still keeps in touch with many of the Vets even after the Help Heal Veterans facility changed from a center into a distribution store. Scott volunteers his time once a week at the store. He expressed how much his misses the other Vets but gets to see many of his acquaintances by working at the store. Scott is working on selling some of his crafts he made downtown store in Grand Junction to help keep busy and help him meet his monthly financial obligations.

Steve186

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Rob_62

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

John415

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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/

Justin33

Client Served

Rating: 5

This community has been such a support to me through diagnosis, treatment, and has helped me to navigate recovery

Ray-Emily M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Corinne5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 !!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truly an inspirational community of people focused on life love and happiness !

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

mmw1088

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Sara127

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Mark182

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Much needed organization. Cause that needs more attention to save lives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

came across the page on facebook, and was delighted to see it as my son has testicular cancer...