MAIN LEAGUE BASEBALL AND PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION PARTNERS IN CHALLENGE AND 26TH ANNUAL HOME RUN

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The tour hits baseball parks across the US through Father’s Day to bring awareness and raising funds for prostate cancer research

MLB Network Analyst and Former MLB All-Star Harold Reynolds public service announcements urge men to control their prostate health

LOS ANGELES, 25 May 2022 / PRNewswire/ – Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Major League Baseball (MLB) join for 26th The annual Challenge and Home Run Tour, begins 27 May and continued through Father’s Day, June 19to bring awareness about the fight against prostate cancer through National Entertainment.

The Home Run Challenge invites baseball fans to “Keep Dad in the Game” and support cancer research by donating to each race at home through Father’s Day at HomeRunChallenge.org. Fans can also donate once. Every dollar raised through the Home Run Challenge will be donated to the PCF to fund critical research to beat prostate cancer and improve early detection methods. Since its inception, the Home Run Challenge has risen more than ever $ 70 million for prostate cancer research.

By funding advanced research with innovative treatments that have now reached patients, PCF has helped reduce the burden of cancer on patients around the world. While prostate cancer at all stages is treatable, early detection is the key to the best results while maintaining the highest quality of life. More than 90 percent of men diagnosed with early -stage prostate cancer are still alive within five years. The range of treatments available for prostate cancer can now be traced from early PCF funding. Due to the shared biology of cancer, many similar therapies for prostate cancer may be effective in other types of cancer, prolonging the impact of PCF in many other cancers.

The Seattle Mariners ’second baseman, renowned sports commentator and MLB Network analyst, is a third -time winner of the Golden Glove Award. Harold Reynolds has partnered with PCF to produce a public service announcement that will air during the National MLB game through Father’s Day. PSAs will raise awareness of the importance of screening for prostate cancer and encourage men to talk to their doctors and take control of their prostate health.

“We thank MLB for being a long -standing partner that has helped us raise awareness and support for much -needed prostate cancer research, and thank you. Harold Reynolds to give voice to this important campaign, ”said the President and CEO of PCF Charles J. Ryan, MD. “Significant progress has been made for prostate cancer, and patients around the world are living longer, experiencing fewer complications, and enjoying a better quality of life. But there is still much to be done. The Home Run challenge is important to help us move forward. to fund breakthrough research that will save human lives. ”

Blue is the official color for prostate cancer awareness and players, managers, coaches and personnel on the MLB field will give their support in solidarity by wearing specially designed New Era hats with the blue Club logo. Matching Stance socks are available for each player. Personnel in the field can wear blue bracelets and blue stickers on Nike shirts.

Major League Baseball and MLB Charities have long been supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and will continue to support the organization in raising research funds to treat it. Please visit MLB.com/community for more information.

Baseball fans are also encouraged to continue to show their support by uploading selfies on social media channels taken at the game wearing the blue or jersey or hat their favorite MLB team is wearing. #HomeRunChallenge and / or #KeepDadintheGame.

As an MLB charity partner for more than two decades, the results of the Home Run Challenge will help PCF continue its efforts to fund advanced prostate cancer research, as well as provide information and raise awareness about the disease.

For more information about the Home Run Challenge, visit www.HomeRunChallenge.org.

QUICK FACTS

  • One in eight U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, which is roughly the same as one player on a baseball team on the field.
  • One man dies of prostate cancer every 15 minutes, or roughly the same as one player per inning.
  • People diagnosed with prostate cancer can now have a more positive outlook. There are currently 25 FDA -approved drugs, including five drugs recently approved to treat the disease over the past four years based on PCF -funded research.
  • It is estimated that more than three million U.S. men suffer from prostate cancer.
  • Early detection through screening is key.
  • More than three million U.S. men diagnosed with prostate cancer enjoy a healthier life and celebrate Father’s Day with their families.

Thanks to our ongoing support for PCF, we help men with prostate cancer live longer and better lives.

About PCF
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life -saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has been responsible for raising close $ 1 billion to support cutting -edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Since the beginning of PCF, and through its efforts, patients around the world have lived longer, experienced fewer complications, and enjoyed a better quality of life. PCF is committed to creating a global public square for prostate cancer, in service to our mission to end death and suffering from the disease. Learn more at pcf.org.

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