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Teeing Off "Fore" Testicular Cancer

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT
At charity golf tournaments, usually the only things flowing faster than the beer are the mulligans. But unlike on the links, in life - you normally don't get a second shot. 18 year old Justin Salcedo did.

"Every day i wake up, I'm thankful because I'm alive," said Salcedo.

In January, during his junior year in high school, Salcedo was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer.

"Sometimes I had to cry to just get it out, and it felt good," Salcedo said.

He started the first of his six rounds of chemo in February, but not before scoring 25 points in his final basketball game before treatment.

"I asked my Doctor is it okay if i play my last game, even though (I was sick)," said Salcedo. "And he said yes you won't hurt it anymore, so I just went all out and I was just everywhere."

Salcedo put the full court press on his disease and in July, found out he is now cancer free. And Friday at ShadowGlen Golf Club, Matt Ferstler, the CEO and Founder of Single Jingles - a testicular cancer foundation, was hoping to drive awareness of TC.

"The numbers are huge," said Ferstler. "The number one cancer of men 15-to-35. That stops you right in your tracks."

Even BEVO was on hand to help steer men in the right direction about their health. When detected early, 99 percent of those diagnosed with testicular cancer survive it.

"If we can get every guy in the United States to check themselves once every month, then we can catch it early and have zero deaths from the disease," Ferstler said.

Ferstler is a cancer survivor himself and with inspiring tales like Justin's - hopes to raise awareness for TC. Everybody's got a good golf story, but Friday at ShadowGlen none were better than the success story of defeating cancer.Teeing Off "Fore" Testicular Cancer


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December 18, 2014 08:09 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Phoenix 111, Charlotte 106

Atlanta 127, Cleveland 98

Utah 105, Miami 87

Dallas 117, Detroit 106

Boston 109, Orlando 92

Toronto 105, Brooklyn 89

Memphis 117, San Antonio 116,3OT

Portland 104, Milwaukee 97

L.A. Clippers 102, Indiana 100

Houston 115, Denver 111, OT

Thursday's Games

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0

Boston 3, Minnesota 2, OT

Dallas 2, Vancouver 0

Thursday's Games

Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Edmonton at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NFL

Thursday, Dec. 18

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Miami, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Indianapolis at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 22

Denver at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.

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