The celebrity honoree for the 11th annual event was baseball legend Mariano Rivera. Also being honored for his longtime support of the foundation was Gib Gibson. The event included a day of golf, food, entertainment and contests at one of the country’s premier clubs.
Guests mingled with local celebrities, enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, and showed support for a great cause. Broadcast legend Rich Ackerman, NY Giants Super Bowl MVP Ottis “OJ” Anderson, NY Giants Stephen Baker “The Touchdown Maker,” music superstar Gary “US” Bonds, NY Giants Jim Burt, NY Jets Chad Cascadden, NY Jets Pro Bowler Rich Caster, Yankees catcher Rick Cerone, actor Paul “Dr. Hook” D’Amato, NY Jets all-time kick-returner Bruce Harper, NY Mets legend Ed Kranepool, boxing gold medalist Mark Breland, sports broadcaster Ann Liguori, PIX11 personality Lionel, comedian and radio personality Jackie Martling, sports commentator Tommy McDonald, NY Giants Curtis McGriff, boxing heavyweight Gerry Cooney, PIX11 reporter Greg Mocker, NY Giants Karl Nelson, media personality Dan Abrams, PIX11’s Dr. Steve, Mets great Mookie Wilson and many others were in attendance. PIX11’
“This is a huge event for the foundation, enabling us to continue our mission of raising Awareness, providing Answers and promoting Action in the fight against the most common cancer in young men. We are thrilled to have Mariano Rivera on our team in the fight against testicular cancer”, said Rob Eccles, the Foundation’s Executive Director.
Brian Mehling, M.D., chairman of the Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation and an ortopedic trauma surgeon added, "Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15 – 35 years old. It is highly treatable—in fact, 99 percent curable—when found and treated in its earliest stages, so awareness truly is the cure. We are honored to be here today to support this wonderful oganization."
The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising Awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, providing Answers, and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer. The foundation was formed in 2003 in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award winning sportscaster and pre-game announcer for the NY Mets. Sean died at the age of 37 from testicular cancer. Headquartered in New York City, the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, recognized nationally as a key resource in the fight against testicular cancer. For more information please visit www.seankimerling.org
The Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation is dedicated to increasing the awareness of global inequalities in healthcare, as well as providing charitable medical care and training to adults and children in impoverished areas. The foundation raises capital in order to support medical centers and clinics by providing medicines vital to basic human survival and by performing advanced medical treatments otherwise not accessible to certain geographic regions. BHCF also supports children around the world who have been orphaned as a result of disease and/or war. In order to raise awareness of these situations, BHCF produces documentary films that bring much needed attention to the plight of those with limited or no access to healthcare. The provision of these resources to less developed areas enables the medically underserved to benefit from high quality care and treatment.