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Please consider making a gift to the Testis Cancer Research Fund at the IU School of Medicine/IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Thank you for being part of the ONE Ball Golf Outing Family! Your support over the years has meant so much to me and my family. And, although we can’t be together in person this year, I hope to keep the tradition alive by having a virtual giving campaign to the Testis Cancer Research Fund at the IU School of Medicine. 

Words I thought I would never hear were “Doug you have testicular cancer”. Around 8,000 men in the U.S. hear these words every year and one man will die every day from testicular cancer. This shakes me to the core. 

After being diagnosed in December of 2010, I had no idea what was in store. I was diagnosed with Stage 3a non-seminoma testicular cancer which had spread into my lymph nodes into a mass 1-1/2” x 3” x 1-3/4” and a small spot on my lung. The 2-hour appointment with Dr. Hanna and Jackie was unlike any appointment I had ever been a part of. When Jackie said “The only acceptable outcome for us is for you to be cancer free.” I felt just a little better but still very worried. I was grateful to be at the best place in the world to receive treatment for testicular cancer. After two surgeries, an orchidectomy in December of 2010, 3 cycles of chemotherapy and a RPLND surgery in April 2011, I have now been cancer free for just over 9 years! 

I started talking to my wife Kasey about giving back to the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center during chemotherapy and told her I am going to have a golf outing called Doug Franklin’s ONE Ball Golf Outing. She and I just laughed (at the name) but here we are at the ninth year which benefits the Testis Cancer Research Fund. I am thankful for all your support. 

A phrase that I use to keep me going is, "Stay focused, stay calm, stay true and stay a faith-filled person and everything will be alright." Thank you in advance for your generosity and for being part of this greater cause!

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