mAss Kickers Foundation does a spotlight on TCF CEO!

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.masskickers.org/wp/matt-ferstler/

Costco Magazine Article on TCF for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month!

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“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Matt Todd!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Matt Todd of Life in the Fishbowl. Matt is a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“It’s Time for an Awkward Conversation”

This post deviates just a little bit from the stuff I usually blog about. It might make you feel a little awkward. That’s OK. I do, however, believe this is something that’s extremely important. Because cancer sucks.

Someone is diagnosed with testicular cancer every hour.

Every. hour. That’s a scary number.READ MORE HERE

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Don Jackson!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Don Jackson of Daddy Newbie. Don is a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Let’s Talk About Balls – For a Good Cause”

In the dad-blogger group I belong to, a pretty great guy–by the  named of  Jim Higley–asked our group: “Who would like to talk about your balls–for a good cause?”

He asked which of us would like to do a blog post in support of  Team Single Jingles Man UP Monday PARENT BLOGGING TEAM. (As I am a fan of my balls, I signed up.) He didn’t have to ask twice (for 1: Jim was asking; and for 2: well, this is something that has hit pretty close to home for me on a few fronts.

I know I will need to have this talk with my son, as I had testicular cancer (and his brother is a cancer survivor: stage 4 germ-cell tumor).READ THE REST HERE

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Chris Routly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Chris Routly of The Daddy Doctrines. Chris is a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Team Single Jingles: Man Up Monday”

I’m proud to be a member of the Team Single Jingles Man UP Monday PARENT BLOGGING TEAM! Today, I’m doing my part to spread an important message about Testicular Cancer.

Those of you who have a son, without fail have — or will someday — run into the situation when your son takes a sudden keen interest in his dangly bits. Sometimes this is in the privacy of your home, but frankly, it’s usually at the worst possible time and the worst possible place. Like a public restroom stall, or in the middle of a preschool admission interview. The floodgates open with questions. What is this for? Why do I have those, an Mama doesn’t? Is it like a tail?  READ THE REST HERE

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Doug French!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Doug French of Laid-Off Dad. Doug is a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Happy Balls!”

A lot has been going on since that last post. I’m glad it received the attention it did, and there’s definitely a follow-up or two in the making. There’s also the small matter of the 3,288 miles the Three French Men logged on our four-week Atlanti-ganza. Until then, though, there’s much more important business afoot.

It’s Man UP Monday, and it’s time to talk about happy balls.READ THE REST HERE:

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Little Bird’s Dad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Little Bird’s Dad who is a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“A Post for and About the Man in Your Life”

ManUp Monday is the brilliant idea of my colleague, and fellow Dad Blogger, Jim Higley at SingleJingles.org

On ManUp Monday we are going to talk about testicles – Testicular Cancer to be correct.

Ladies, you need to read on, too: Testicular Cancer is not talked about as much as Breast Cancer, but equally devastating and deadly.

Testicular Cancer is a big problem. Yes, it starts in the testicles. Then it spreads up your torso, into your lymph nodes…traveling all the way up into your throat.

Unchecked, it can kill a man. READ THE REST HERE.

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Mike Adamick!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Mike Adamick who is a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“A PSA. For Your Balls.”

When my friend Jim Higley asked me to write about testicles, it was a no brainer.

Sign. me. up.

In all seriousness, I come from a family that has had its share of cancer scares. One of my biggest fears is not if but when it will strike, so I take early detection seriously.

When Jim asked me to help spread the word about Man Up Mondays, I was happy to help. Because when he’s not being an amazing writer, Jim is executive director of Single Jingles, a testicular cancer foundation and probably the best name for a foundation. ever. He’s also a testicular cancer survivor himself, and I’m proud to know him and the work he does to help spread the word and help other dudes across the country with easy, early detection and treatment information.READ THE REST HERE:

 

MD Anderson Cancer Center Podcast on Testicular Cancer 7/15/13

 

 

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Oren Miller!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Oren Miller of A Blogger and a Father! Oren is member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Team Single Jingles: Man Up Monday”

I’m going to share with you today a little bit of information about testicular cancer. As part ofTeam Single Jingles, my duty is to convince you to feel up your testicles, or to convince a man in your life to touch his. Here’s some info with helpful links:

Testicular Cancer is the #1 cancer in young men ages 15 to 35

 Testicular Cancer is highly survivable if detected early
Young men should be doing a monthly self-exam

It’s OK, I didn’t know all of that either.

But now we’re starting an important conversation here and elsewhere. When I grew up, breast cancer was still a relatively taboo subject, but gradually, knowing women should preform self-exams or routinely get checked has become mainstream knowledge, and now it’s as mainstream as, I don’t know… as knowing people should floss. If we care about ourselves, we need to take care of ourselves, and the hell with taboos.READ THE REST HERE.

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Creed Anthony!

 Another great post-this one from Creed Anthony of the The Captains Log: Tales from the Poop Deck! Creed is member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Manning Up for Memorial Day”

Before I do anything else, I would like to thank those in uniform who protect our freedoms everyday. These brave men and women are amazing, real life superheroes. Thank you. And in the true spirit of Memorial Day, I would also like to offer thoughts, prayers, and thanks to the families of those who died while serving our country. We owe you more than we could possibly offer.
On a lighter, yet still serious note, I am writing today’s blog for a cause. Way back in February I pledged to write a blog post dedicated to Testicular Cancer Awareness.
Many of us parents dread the day that we have to have “the talk” with our kids. The truth is that when it comes to our bodies, it probably takes more than “a talk”.READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE!

 

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Ron Mattocks!

 

Another great post-this one from Ron Mattocks of the Clark Kent’s Lunchbox! Ron is member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“If You See Me Wearing a Blue Wristband”

Every guy has a good story about testicles, either theirs or someone else’s, and usually they elicit some amount of sympathy. Whenever someone mentions they were whacked in the nuts by a baseball bat-wielding toddler, or shares how some guy they know had his genitals squashed against the steering wheel during a car crash, every male, young and old, within earshot will wince asREAD THE REST OF THE STORY HERE.

 

 

 ”Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Charlie Capen!

Another great post-this one from Charlie Capen of How to be a Dad. Charlie is member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Happy Birthday Two Me”

That’s right. Today is the day my testicles were born, so I’ve decided to throw them a small, slightly egg-shaped birthday party. It’s a joint party, of course, so it needn’t be spectacular. It’ll be neatly trimmed with the barest of decorations. I’m hoping there will be a blowing of the candle and humming my birthday song, but honestly, I’m just glad they’re around.READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE.

 

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Jason Sperber!

 

Another great post-this one from Jason Sperber, a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Team Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Fatherhood Means Your Health is Not About You”

I am not as healthy as I want to be. I am out of shape. I am overweight—I have been all my life. Though my cooking and eating styles have evolved since my youth to be pretty darned healthy, especially compared to an adolescence spent sneaking breaded Tyson chicken patties for after-school snack when my parents weren’t home and covering up the evidence with Lysol sprayed near the microwave, I have a tendency to indulge. And after an autumn spent reveling in the fact that both kids were in school at the same time and usingREAD THE REST OF THE STORY HERE.

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Matt Schneider!

 

 

 

 

 

Another great post-this one from Matt Schneider of the NYC Dads Group! Matt is member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Talking to Our Sons”

I was walking this weekend with my family, and at one point, my wife and 7-year-old son were ahead of me and my 4-year-old son. They were having a very animated conversation about what seemed like a somewhat serious topic.

I later found out that they were talking about a problem my son was having with some friends at school. My son mentioned the issue briefly on Friday, but I wasn’t able to get much out of him. Granted, he’s always tired after school and never in a chatty mood, but it hurt a little bit that my wife was getting so much more out of him.Read the rest of the story here.

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Paul Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re proud to share this story from Paul Easter -   a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“I Hate To Do It, But I Gotta Fire This Guy”

I just bought a new lawn mower. So I have to fire the guy that has done my yard for the last few years.

He has done a fine job for the last several years. He had done the work for me while I was working away from home. The weeding, cutting, planting that I didn’t have time to do (and when I had the time, did not always want to do). Click here to read the rest of Paul’s story…

Join the SJ Testicular Cancer Survivors Speakers’ Bureau!

Become part of the NEW SJ Speakers’ Bureau! We’re now accepting applications from TC Survivors around the U.S. (18 years of age and older) to become part of our inaugural team of speakers to help spread the lifesaving message of early detection.

Thanks to a generous grant from Livestrong, we’ll be hosting a training session in Austin, Texas on June 21,22 and 23 (fly into Austin on the evening of June 21, full day of training on June 22, fly home on June 23). Your airfare and hotel costs will be paid if you are selected as part of the inaugural team.

As a member of the Single Jingles Speakers’ Bureau, you will help us with occasional speaking engagements in your geographic area – and assist us in our outreach programs to schools and medical centers near you!

TO APPLY: CLICK HERE.

If you have questions, write us at info@singlejingles.org.

Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 12, 2013.“

 

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Carter Gaddis!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re proud to share this story from Carter Gaddis –   a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“Seconds to Check. A Lifetime of Moments to Savor”

I’m trying to remember how I thought about things when I was seven. I carry a few foggy memories from that age of an awakening awareness of gonads, girls and God. I was on the verge of knowing a few things, but I was still working out the details.

For instance: I knew older boys were terrified of being hit in the ‘nads. Click here to read the rest of Carter’s story!

Single Jingle’s AWKWARD Video on Huffington Post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop. Right now.

And think of some of the young men in your life. Maybe it’s your own son. Or that nephew in Newark. A squeaky-clean kid you work with? How about that cute kid down the street who is always outside shooting hoops?

You’re probably seeing them smiling, right? And I’ll bet money you picture them as healthy.

That’s a nice image. Let’s work together to keep it that way. Okay?

Would you be surprised to hear that those guys are read more here and see our video here!

“Man UP Monday” Parent Blogger – Whit Honea!

 

We’re proud to share this story from Whit Honea – a member of our Man Up Monday Parent Blogging team. Thanks to this amazing group of parents who are committed to helping share the life-saving message of Single Jingles to moms and dads everywhere!

“AN AWKWARD POST ABOUT BALLS”

“Why don’t you say something, Coach?”

The players all looked at me, ready to hang on my every word. They had no idea that I had never given a halftime talk before. They only knew that we were in the locker room of my old junior high school, and that I had a whistle around my neck.

They didn’t know that I had never played basketball for my school—or any sport, for any school. In fact, the closest I ever came was two glorious weeks on the track team. Click here to read Whit’s entire story at his website, Honea Express!

SJ Receives the GuideStar Exchange Seal

Single Jingles is proud to announce that is has received the GuideStar Exchange Seal, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. The Seal demonstrates Single Jingles’ commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents,” said SJ Founder/CEO Matt Ferstler. “As a GuideStar Exchange member, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.”

“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added Ferstler. “We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”

Visit Single Jingles’ GuideStar page here.

About the GuideStar Exchange

The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar’s many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange member is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for membership. The GuideStar Exchange Seal, acknowledged as a symbol of transparency in the nonprofit sector, is displayed on all Exchange members’ report pages.

Everyday Health Talks to Matt Ferstler about Lance Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re proud to have contributed to this story about the impact of Lance Armstrong on testicular cancer! Check it out yourself!

Shout-Out to Fahrenheit Marketing!

Santa has a pretty amazing helper this holiday season! Fahrenheit Marketing, an awesome Austin-based online marketing agency. They are also good peeps – just check-out this amazing gift they’re making to some deserving Austin charity! If Single Jingles was fortunate enough to receive their creative help, we’d use it to reach an even broader, bigger, greater circle of people who need to hear the simple, life-saving message that testicular cancer is the #1 cancer in men ages 15 to 35. Some of our own personal wish list ideas include:

  • Our site has the potential to be such a vibrant community of survivors and young men (and their families) recently diagnosed with testicular cancer. We envision fabulous ways for our community to interact in easy, warm, human ways!
  • Video! Survivor stories are so important because people want to hear first-hand stories from others who have been through a testicular cancer journey. We envision ways to go beyond the typical written word – and utilize great, personal video stories of our community of survivors!
  • Varying – yet highly consistent messages. Our primary demographic audience is young men in the 15 -35 age rage. Clearly, messages for 15 year olds are different for men who are 35. We are looking for expert guidance to help fine-tune how we deliver home run messages to those audiences! Parents are also a vital part of our community – and they deserve their own messages. Check out this fun video we recently put together for parents on a grass roots level. We’re pretty proud of this message – inspired by the loving words of a mother of a young boy with testicular cancer.
  • SEO! We know enough to know that this is huge! And we need a lot of guidance from folks who can help Single Jingles and our message be the top of every search!
  • We need to turn our message into apps! We need to develop incredible ways to make our message mobile! Such a big part of our demographic audience are young guys who pull a great deal of their information off of their cell phone. We need to be there in easy-to-navigate, engaging ways!
  • And we want our website and online presence to reflect some of the dynamic events we’re starting to work on…like a bus trip across the country (stopping in at college campuses around the country!)…pushing an enormous testicle across the country as part of a yearlong media promotion…and much, much more!

Thank you, Fahrenheit Marketing! We’d love to work with you!

Single Jingles Golf Tournament Television Feature!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much to Adam Winkler of KEYE TV Sports for such great coverage of our 2012 Single Jingles TC Open!  Check it out yourself!

SJ Shower Cards Promoted on NBC/Universal iVillage!

We’re proud to have contributed to this story about testicular cancer awareness! Check it out yourself!

SJ Video on NBC/Universal iVillage!

Single Jingle’s new video, “Parents Gone Awkward” was featured on NBC/Universal’s iVillage as part of their Movember campaign. Here’s a link! 

SJ Shower Cards Promoted on Huffington Post!

In a story promoting “Movember” – the global effort promoting men’s health issues, Single Jingles’ shower cards were promoted! See the story here! 

“Five Men Whose Journey Has Grabbed Global Attention”

On January, 23 2009, at age 21, Matt Ferstler was diagnosed with testicular cancer. As part of Matt’s treatment, his left testicle was removed, leaving him with just one and thus, as he puts it, a “Single Jingle.” The thought of losing a testicle can be unbearable for some men, but it beats the alternative. Matt chose to be empowered by his new “configuration” rather than defeated by it. During the recovery process, Matt realized how little he knew about testicular cancer, especially before he was diagnosed. To continue reading article please click here!

Single Jingles Announces Inaugural Golf Tournament

Single Jingles golf tournament is around the corner and we hope to see you there. Please click here or on the link below to sign up and get more information!

http://tcopen.singlejingles.org

 

 

 

KSL Channel 5 Salt Lake City

A moving story about a young man and his family we had the honor to help.

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Matt Ferstler, founder and CEO of Single Jingles and a testicular cancer survivor, educates young men through the foundation and asks them to “Man up. Check ‘em.”

Jason Morton went to the doctor about his back pain.

The then-30-year-old had first consulted a physician about the pain in his lower back in October 2008 and had been given a long list of remedies.

None of them helped. Exercise and stretching didn’t ease his pain. Pain pills didn’t reduce his discomfort. He was unable to sleep, thus unable to work.

To read article click here!

CBS KLBK Newscast

Proud to be featured in this story on CBS KLBK!

Texas Tech

A great segment on Single Jingles from our friends at Texas Tech Health Science Center!

SJ Speaks at Texas Tech University

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th
7:00p      Coleman and Weymouth (Coleman Hall Game Room)
8:30p      Wall-Gates & Hulen-Clement (Wall-Gates Lobby)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th
7:00p      BGS (Sneed Conference Room)
8:30p      Murdough & Murray/Carpenter-Wells (Leadership Development Center located in Carpenter-Wells)

February is Unofficial Testicular Cancer Month:

Today we have launched our Unofficial Testicular Cancer Month. Our slogan for this month is “love yourself check yourself!” 3 college campuses in Texas are littered with our posters and men from those three locations are learning the importance of self exams. Please spread this to everyone! “Love yourself Check yourself!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

An App to Save Your Son’s Life

 

My high school son loves his smartphone. He also loves the 62 apps on that smartphone.

Conversely, I don’t love all of the 62 applications that often get between him and the rest of the world. But I do love him.

So that’s why I’m suggesting he get app number 63. Today.

It’s called Single Jingles.

You’re thinking this is an app that plays holiday songs, right? Nope. Maybe a motion-sensitive app that turns his phone into a handheld electronic maraca? Wrong again.

Single Jingles is an app that could save your son’s life.

To read Article in its entirety please click here! http://manofthehouse.com/gadgets/phones/app-to-save-sons-life

Wall Street Journal

After Cancer Diagnosis, a Mentor

Survivors Volunteer to Offer Strategies, Encouragement to New Patients

The first time they met for a beer in Austin, Texas, Matt Ferstler and Keith Levy hit it off so well that they ended up talking for six hours. Their conversation, though, wasn’t what you’d expect of two 20-somethings at a bar. “Do I need to bank sperm?” Mr. Ferstler wanted to know. Mr. Levy had already been through what his new friend was dealing with: testicular cancer, which affects the reproductive system of men most commonly in their mid-20s. Looking across the table at a 24-year-old who was in remission after surgery to remove a testicle, Mr. Ferstler could talk about concerns he hadn’t felt able to discuss with his doctor, his parents or longtime friends: “Am I going to be able to have a normal sex life? Will someone accept me if I’m different?”  Read full article…