Friday, November 20, 2015

Do Something

As I'm sure is the case with most survivors, cancer will forever be "on my radar" in a very real and personal way. And in new ways, I'm thankful for all the research being done and efforts being made to discover prevention and cures.

I used to be stubborn about going to doctors, preferring the wait-long-enough-it-will-go-away method, but cancer does not generally just disappear on its own. What's more, catching it early can often mean the difference between treatments or no treatments, surgery or no surgery, life or death.

Don't be stubborn! And maybe you are not stubborn but someone who you love is. Go get screened, be diligent about annual checkups and harass encourage those you care about to do the same. If you are insurance-deducitble conscious (hand raised), now is the best time since you have another 40 days left in this calendar year before your deductible starts over in January.

Its also a good time to win some stocking stuffers for the man in your life.

For the month of November, Tommy John is teaming up with the Testicular Cancer Foundation, to broaden awareness of testicular cancer, which is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35. 

I have a new appreciation for individuals and companies who are getting the conversation started, spreading awareness and in general just doing something toward a cure and prevention.

How is Tommy John helping?

  • Giving 5% of all sales coming from their limited edition “Stache” and “Ball” print products
  • Contributing $10 for each purchase made by new customers who were referred by someone else
  • Donating $1 for each entry in an Instagram contest up to $1,000 (more on that below)

Please, don't put off any longer what you know you should do today.

Here's the details on the contest...there's still time left!

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