Education & Outreach Initiatives 2012-2013
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation is focused on education and community outreach. We know that the ultimate path to reduce the death rate from testicular cancer is awareness and early detection. As part of that focus and our passion to prevent the loss of another life to this disease, we are proud to announce the addition of a new member to the TCAF team. Jay A. Klein will join our team as the Director of Education and Outreach, and will head up our 2012-2013 campaign aimed at reaching deep into communities across the United States. Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation will use a diverse approach of online technology, live workshops, and person-to-person advocacy. We believe that these efforts will immediately begin to save lives.
Director of Education and Outreach
Jay Klein is a 40 year testicular cancer survivor, and is passionate about helping save lives through TCAF's community education and outreach programs
In addition to Jay's commitment to the survivorship community he is also the Founder and CEO of the ArtThread Foundation. The ArtThread Foundation (artthread.org) evolved from Jay’s National Cancer Institute funded research concerning the role of the arts, and creative expression in managing physical and psychological distress in children and adolescents with cancer.
Jay holds a B.S. degree in Biology and a Masters from California State University in Public Administration/Non-Profit Management, and is a certified teacher in biology and physical sciences.
In his position at Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, Jay will be combining his first hand survivorship experience, with his knowledge of health science, community education and activism. His focus will be education initiatives concerning early diagnosis, and advocacy for patients and family during their treatment journey. Jay is determined to take the TCAF outreach program "to the streets". He believes that "with awareness and education" that death from testicular cancer can be drastically reduced. He has been heard to say, "the doctors and researchers have done their work, now its time we do ours."