SHANNON REED PORTRAIT

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About Besties with Testies (From their website):  

In early 2010, a good friend and brother of ours, Sean McCarthy was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has since gone through chemotherapy and his cancer is thankfully in remission. It took Sean over one month from the time he first noticed symptoms of his cancer till he decided to see a doctor. Testicular cancer does not receive as much awareness as it should. It is the most common cancer in men ages 15-35. Throughout Sean’s journey we noticed a major problem; most men don’t expect to have cancer at such a young age, so they are not self checking or looking for the symptoms. When men do see symptoms they typically don’t know that they’re cancer symptoms. Additionally many men are embarrassed to bring up these symptoms with family or doctors. This is why we have started Besties with Testies; to raise awareness for testicular cancer.

My grandfather died due to complications from testicular cancer; it was an honor to be a part of this event.