We use cheeky humor and self-check schooling so that Nobody Dies of Testicular Cancer.
The Family Jewels Foundation was born after 20-year-old Bothell cross-country runner and WSU crewman Jaimeson Jones died of testicular cancer, which is 95% curable when caught early but not so much when you wait a year with symptoms before seeking medical care. He was 14 when he was diagnosed the first time and died of a recurrence. Since then, we have put on 9 Family Jewels 5Ks (now Pie-K, due to Jaimeson's Pi Day birthday), which funds our 4-year college scholarships for students who have a sibling with cancer. Jaimeson left his college savings to his two younger sisters, which inspired this program. Our other program is teaching middle and high school health classes about testicular cancer, which is the #1 solid organ cancer starting at age 15 and lasting until 44. We do this by mobilizing our Nut Hut (mobile self-check station), snacks (Nut Sacks), a funny but sobering PowerPoint presentation, and Jaimeson's emotional, affecting story, all to #SaveGuysLives. Join us!