We want to create a community that brings together men and their families to support one another. This community can offer support and guidance to many men who are embarrassed or ashamed. Sacks of Love uses humor and positive messages to end the negative stigma surrounding testicular cancer and create environment where men are comfortable to share their experiences and get the resources that they need.
Since then Sacks of Love has developed into more than just a pet project of two seventeen year olds. Our team has helped to raise over $30,000 so far for awareness. We’ve distributed thousands of early detection materials, hosted several events including our own 5K run and filed to become a 501(c)3 federally tax exempt organization.
We use our humor to make a difference but the issue itself can be completely sobering. Last year, I spoke with a mother, who had lost her nineteen year old son to testicular cancer. She and he both were not aware of the risks till it was too late. I am glad that I choose not to wait. Men need to be aware and feel comfortable enough to talk about testicular cancer and get the resources they need. The disease, if caught early on is virtually one hundred percent curable, nobody should ever die from it.