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St. Baldrick's Foundation
On Dec. 5, 2007, at the age of 18, Scott Zager was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Scott fought his cancer hard with amazing courage and the constant dignity that showed his kind, brilliant and gentle character. After six months of an incredibly difficult fight, he passed away on May 26, 2008. He taught us all so much; he is deeply loved and will be forever missed.
ScottsWalk is conducted to raise awareness of
testicular cancer in young men and to support the research efforts of the St.
Baldrick's Foundation. The walk was started by his family, and the West Suburban
Irish are pleased to support their efforts.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.
INFORMATION ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER
Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor diagnosed in young men between the ages of 15 and 35 years, with more than 8,000 afflicted each year. Young men should perform a testicular self examination monthly. This is the best way to find a testicular tumor early.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology's Cancer.net web site (http://www.asco.org) provides information for those recently diagnosed or undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. You can get testicular cancer information by visiting www.cancer.net/testicular. Find information about: •Overview on Testicular Cancer •Risk Factors and Prevention •Symptoms •Diagnosis •Staging •Treatment •Research on the Horizon.
Please take a few minutes to read the information about testicular cancer page and share it with the young men in your life. We know that when boys get to a certain age, it might seem like an uncomfortable conversation. However, you can always tell them Scott’s story, pull up the website and ask them to read it. If we can spread some awareness around, Scott'sWalk will be a huge success!!
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