Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Ambassadors
Developed from the ground up starting in 2016 in direct response to the needs of the Testicular Cancer community, we are pleased to formally launch the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation Ambassadors program for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, 2017! The TCAF Ambassadors program is an entirely new and comprehensive end-to-end program designed to help fulfill the support needs of testicular cancer fighters and their loved ones from the moment of diagnosis, and all the way through the survivorship years after.
A TCAF Ambassador Can Help You Understand Your Diagnosis and Navigate Treatment Options
A unique challenge of testicular cancer is that it tends to strike younger men who are unaccustomed to dealing with health challenges of any sort, and that it's also a rare and aggressive cancer. Treatment decisions must typically be made very quickly, and many doctors are simply unfamiliar with the disease or how it needs to be treated. This is enough to overwhelm even those that are already familiar with the medical system. How do you know who to trust? You can trust a TCAF Ambassador. Although not trained medical professionals, TCAF Ambassadors are familiar with the latest recommendations for treatment of testicular cancer, can help you understand your diagnosis, and flag atypical diagnosis and/or treatment recommendations for second opinions by known TC Experts, to help ensure your disease is being treated correctly. A TCAF Ambassador can help you gain invaluable peace of mind in fighting your cancer.
A TCAF Ambassador Can Help You Find Your Way After Cancer
"I joked to friends for years that my cancer diagnosis brought on a very early midlife crisis at 33, the median age for diagnosis, but it was really so much more than that. It was like an all adult stages of life crisis all at the same time, and it took me years to find my way through that, and to finally feel at peace again in my life again," said TCAF Ambassadors Director, Steve Pake. Through the many ups and downs of life after cancer, a TCAF Ambassador is someone that can help you find your own path towards peace after cancer. We don't want you to just survive, but to thrive! Sometimes just the company and camaraderie of those that have been there too through one-on-one or group support, social events, group outings with other survivors, and other activities can be a huge boost. A TCAF Ambassador just knows your struggles, because they've been there too, and can help you find your way through it all. Cancer as a young adult can be such an isolating experience, but you'll never be alone with a TCAF Ambassador by your side.
A TCAF Ambassador Can Be A Public Educator and Testicular Cancer Advocate
A core mission of TCAF since its founding has been to raise public awareness about testicular cancer, and to help educate the public about a disease that almost no one talks about. As a TCAF Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to attend public health fairs and clinics as an official representative of TCAF, reach out to local media on behalf of TCAF and raising awareness about testicular cancer, and, with approval, speak in schools and colleges, and even create fundraisers and other fun events to benefit TCAF and help support our mission.
Support, Guidance, Inspiration, Motivation, Education
The Possibilities are Limitless when you become a TCAF Ambassador
The TCAF Ambassadors program is an end-to-end program designed to help those from the moment of diagnosis and through the survivorship years after. The possibilities are limitless. We need your unique creativity, vision, and support to help make this program a success on behalf of those diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.
Looking for Support?
Join our Private Facebook Group to interact with other testicular cancer fighters and caregivers, and our team of TCAF Ambassadors!