See all the great programs we have in 2023


With winter weather advisories in effect here in the East, it takes the wind out of the “Spring is just around the corner” messaging. But we are just a couple of months away from May, when spring indeed will be in full swing, along with a full schedule of outdoor health and awareness events for Fans for the Cure.

Thanks to collaborations on Long Island with Molloy University and its Community Mobile Clinic, as well as with ColumbiaDoctors and Columbia Nursing School in upper Manhattan, the Bronx, and southern Westchester County, the charity has been able to add about forty in-person health events this year. When added to the existing games booked on the Summer Baseball Road Trip and the scheduled Women’s and Men’s Support Groups, Fans for the Cure will begin the month of March with over 125 awareness, education, support, and screening events already on the schedule for 2023.

Stay tuned for The Catch for the Cure, or simply, THE CATCH. We hope to have the sign-up pages 100% in place by April 1. It works like a 5k or 10k run in that you get support from friends and family. But instead of having to run or walk, you choose a partner (or partners) and have a catch. Stay tuned for a separate email at the end of March with more details. We thank our friends at Rawlings for their generous sponsorship of this initiative.

Also stay tuned for our fundraising dinners throughout 2023. They will take place in Newport Beach, CA, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Please write to us at [email protected] should you want information about attending or sponsoring one or more of these events.

Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. Follow our schedule on the website and in the monthly newsletter. Hope to see you at more or more events throughout the year.

Warm regards,

Ed Randall
Founder + Chief Advocacy Officer
Fans for the Cure

In-Person Collaborations with Molloy University / Community Care Mobile Clinic
Molloy University Community Care mobile van

Upcoming in March

Saturday, March 25 – POSTPONED by our partners

Friday, March 31
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center – Food Pantry
Rockville Centre, New York
Educational and Awareness Materials

Upcoming in April

Four events, details forthcoming in our March newsletter.

On the Calendar: In-Person Events in the New York Area
New York City

We are pleased to share the details of a number of upcoming health events that we are organizing and supporting in the greater New York City area. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and read our monthly newsletter to keep informed about these and other happenings.

We will share attendance and registration details as these events get closer.

Monday, April 3, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Catholic Health, Fans for the Cure, and Queens Chamber of Commerce
The Bulova Building, Main Auditorium
Jackson Heights, New York
Doctor Presentations and Screenings

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
ColumbiaDoctors, Columbia Nursing School, and Fans for the Cure
All Hallows High School 
Bronx, New York
Community Women’s and Men’s Health Fair – Free screenings will be provided.

Fans for the Cure Community Member Accepted as a Peer Reviewer
Peer Review: Prostate Cancer Advocacy

We are delighted to share that General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has welcomed one of our own community members to their team of Consumer Reviewers following our sharing of their call for applicants in our January newsletter.

A friend of our charity saw the article in our newsletter and applied for the opportunity to help review biomedical research applications that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the wellbeing of service members, veterans, and all men experiencing the impact of the disease. Earlier this month, we were informed that our friend was accepted into GDIT's program.

Given our focus on patient advocacy, we are excited by this new way to support those working to advocate for men and their families who are journeying with prostate cancer.

Charity Attends, Supports Andre Dawson Baseball Classic
Ed Randall and Andre Dawson on MLB TV

Fans for the Cure was proud to lend its support to the Andre Dawson Baseball Classic, an annual gathering of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) that took place at the MLB New Orleans Youth Academy last weekend.

Televised by the MLB Network, the Classic also hosted a baseball tournament for five 12-and-under (12U) teams that were chosen from among national RBI and Youth Academy programs.

Fans for the Cure founder and Chief Advocacy Officer, Ed Randall, and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joined MLB Network announcers Gregg Caserta and Bo Porter on the air for the fifth inning. The discussion initially focused on the importance of Black men getting screened for prostate cancer, building on an initiative begun by the charity in Andre’s local community in Florida. Dawson, Randall, and Caserta also called attention to MLB’s programs to increase interest in baseball among Black youth.

Congratulations to Andre, to MLB, and to tournament hosts, organizers, and sponsors for another successful Classic.

Sponsorships Available for 2023
Partner with Fans for the Cure

Exclusive and partial sponsorships are available for all aspects of Fans for the Cure’s 2023 programming schedule, including Women’s and Men’s Support Groups, the Stay in the Game podcast, onsite screenings and health fairs, educational events, Mascots March, and The Catch. 

The charity is also available to conduct – with members of its Medical Advisory Board – educational seminars about the importance of prostate cancer screenings and the value of early detection. These sessions take place at companies’ offices and include educational presentations, Q&A follow-up, and hand-outs.  

The charity thanks the NHL, NYU-Langone Health, Signature Bank, and Rawlings for its recent commitments to our ongoing programming and health events.

For more information about sponsorships and corporate health seminars, please email us at [email protected].

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Both of our online support groups are free and open to all men and women respectively, with registration required.

Men's Support Group

Women's Support Group

Please note that Fans for the Cure allows attendees to register for only the immediately upcoming online support group meeting. Thanks for understanding our desire to keep our meetings safe, secure, and private.

Get Connected to Trusted Doctors

Through our work in the prostate cancer community, we have recognized that men and their loved ones often find themselves struggling to find a doctor or healthcare provider who gives them confidence and comfort in a proposed treatment regimen. Whether it be a search for one’s first urologist or oncologist, or whether the treatment follow-up process seems off, men deserve the best possible medical partner (or set of partners) for every step of this journey.

At Fans for the Cure, we advocate for men to connect with solid, proven doctors who can deliver that sense of "This is the right way forward."

Through our community programs, health events, and local and national outreach, we have established an extensive network of leading urologists, oncologists, and medical professionals with whom we have established relationships and whom we trust with medical referrals. Should you be seeking a medical referral, we are happy to help connect you with doctors in all areas of the country for testing, second opinions, and guidance explaining treatment options.

Request a medical referral

In this section, we share links to blog posts, news articles, medical journals, books, and other items that we think will be of interest to you.

  1. “If This Is Going to Be Aggressive, I’m Going to Be Aggressive, Too.”
  2. Progress in Prostate Cancer Research | PRESTO Trial Aims to Help Guide Treatment for Patients with Rising PSA After Surgery
  3. What You Need to Know About Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
  4. Genetic Risks for Prostate Cancer in Black Men
  5. New blood test is 92% accurate at spotting signs of prostate cancer and could save thousand of men from painful biopsies or MRI scans, study says
Bottom of the Ninth

Fans for the Cure will collaborate on, help produce, and attend over 125 educational, awareness, and screening events in 2023. 

We need your help in funding our staffing, transportation, and the educational materials we make available to attendees wherever we go.  

If you are able, please consider making a recurring donation to Fans for the Cure. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.  

Should you wish to make your donation in the form of securities or should you wish to include Fans for the Cure in your estate, please contact us at [email protected].

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