"It is a wound that never heals, like a hole in your heart," said Noah Kimerling of the pain he still feels after losing his son Sean to testicular cancer 8 years ago.

Sean Kimerling worked as PIX 11's Sports Anchor for six years before he died in 2003 at only 37 years old. By the time doctors diagnosed him, Sean was so far along, he barely had a month to live.

"We want to save families of testicular cancer victims the anguish unfortunately our family has gone through," said Kimerling.

On Thursday, friends and loved ones celebrated Sean's life by raising money for his foundation in a golf tournament at the Muttontown Country Club.

"Early detection and treatment is the way to go because that will save your life," said Kimerling emphatically.

In fact, the foundation says there is a 95% cure rate if the cancer is caught early. This annual celebrity golf tournament raises money so Sean Kimerling's Foundation can raise awareness about the deadly disease.

Former Mets player Bud Harrelson has been helping this cause for years. "For us men, it is really important. It happened fast for him," said Harrelson.

Plenty of PIX 11 folks showed their support, from Jodi Applegate to Mr. G, and Greg Mocker and Jim Watkins even got in on the golf game.

"Luckily for me, the quality of the golf doesn't get in the way of the importance of the cause," laughed Watkins.

All kidding aside, those who worked alongside Sean for years say they would never miss an opportunity to honor him.

"This event makes us not just remember him but hopefully do things to help other young men," said PIX 11 News Anchor Kaity Tong. Watkins added, "It is the kind of thing that if this could happen to him, it could happen to anybody."

8 years after Sean's death and the station is still supporting him. This year, PIX 11 was a diamond sponsor for the event.

PIX 11 General Manager Eric Meyrowitz said, "It is our pleasure to be diamond sponsors because I feel like Sean is part of our family and we would do nothing less than step up as best we could."

Sean's close friend and co-founder of the foundation, Rob Seaver, says it is great to see the station stand by this cause after all these years.

"The station really gave Sean his break. He was out in the wilds of Texas and Oklahoma and the station brought him back to his hometown, to the #1 sports market, to his beloved Mets. So, it is gratifying as we are here fighting the most common cancer in young men, to have huge support of PIX 11 for a fantastic day of golf, a fantastic day of fighting cancer and a fantastic day in memory of Sean," said Seaver.

A fantastic day that will now go down in history for the City of News York since the Mayor proclaimed this day, "Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Awareness Day."

If you're interested in helping this important cause but missed out on this opportunity, the foundation's next event is on September 1st at Citi Field. Please visit http://www.seankimerling.org/.