Learn about which medical professionals will be sharing with our online groups for men and for women.

MAY 2023

This week we transition to the month of June – U.S. National Men’s Health Month – which encourages men and boys to take charge of their bodies by making conscious healthy living decisions. Three possible lifestyle steps can include planning and eating nutritious meals, adding or maintaining a regular exercise and walking program, and staying current with doctor visits and cancer screenings. 


For last month’s Stay in the Game podcast, I interviewed an impressive public servant, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell from the 9th Congressional District of New Jersey. A military veteran, he is a fierce advocate for his local community, especially for improving quality of health benefits and access for his fellow veterans. A prostate cancer survivor, Rep. Pascrell had much to share on a wide range of topics during our engaging discussion. Please give the podcast a listen – the link to it is below.


We are in the process over the summer months of lining up doctors and subject matter experts to meet and share with our online support groups. You can read more about that below and stay updated by visiting the website or registering for support groups.  


Lastly, I will close with a shout of thanks for the boys baseball team of Stratford (CT) High School for holding their third annual “Light Blue Game” for prostate cancer awareness. Thank you to everyone who played in the game and to the fans who donated to support the players’ and coaches’ efforts.

Warm regards,

Ed Randall
Founder + Chief Advocacy Officer
Fans for the Cure

Representing and Supporting the People of New Jersey
Representing and Supporting the People of New Jersey

It was a conversation between illustrious Fordham grads as Ed Randall discussed their alma mater and so much more with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ, Ninth District). As with so many prostate cancer survivors, Pascrell made clear that he believed that his journey had made him stronger. Indeed, the two descriptions one hears most about Pascrell from colleagues in the House and from his staff are “hard-working” and “tireless.”

Pascrell, a lifelong resident of Paterson, New Jersey (birthplace of Lou Costello, Patrick Warburton, and Bucky Pizzarelli, among others), spoke with pride about his work on behalf of veterans, specifically the refurbished outpatient VA facility in Paterson that will benefit over 30,000 of his constituents. He returned several times during the conversation to touch on his love for both Paterson and his home state of New Jersey.   

Listen to the episode
Get Ready for a Father's Day Fundraising Campaign
Dad in balloons overlaid on ties

In addition to National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, June is also the month when we celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18). 

For Father’s Day this year, Fans for the Cure will be running a fundraising campaign honoring our fathers and aimed at raising money to fund our programs that support the prostate cancer community. The campaign will be conducted online via our website, through email, and across our social media outlets. 

We look forward to engaging with you over the course of the campaign and hope you can make a donation in support of what we do.

Stratford Again Hosts “Light Blue Game” for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Stratford High baseball team vs. Notre Dame – Fairfield baseball team

When Stratford High School hosted Notre Dame – Fairfield in a non-league battle of Connecticut powers on Saturday, May 6, the winners were again the members of the prostate cancer community who participate in the programs offered by Fans for the Cure. It was the third time the teams had partnered with Fans for the Cure to promote awareness of how PSA screenings and early detection result in best outcomes for the men in our lives. 

Fans for the Cure’s founder Ed Randall once again made the trip up Route 95 to thank the players, coaches, and fans for their efforts and generosity on behalf of the charity. 

Screenings, Education, and Awareness Events in the Community

The following events are part of our work with Molloy University, the University's School of Nursing, and Molloy's Community Care mobile health screening unit. We will be on hand answering questions about prostate cancer and sharing educational and awareness materials.

Wednesday, May 31
Community Health Fair at Kennedy Park, 335 Greenwich St., Hempstead, New York 11550
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 10
Westbury School District Healthy Summer Event, YES We Can Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury, NY 11590
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 13
Pax Christi Hospitality Center, 255 Oakland Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 24
EOC Second Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair, Martha Avenue Recreation Park, Bellport, NY 11713
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please share these dates and locations with those you think might benefit from attending – and post them on social media too.

Upcoming Guests to Visit Our Online Support Groups

As part of our efforts to support the prostate cancer community, we regularly invite medical professionals to meet with and present to our online support groups for men and for women. Below is a list of the upcoming meetings where we will have a doctor joining our group meetings.

Since our guests’ schedules can change, please confirm their attendance via our website or by writing to us at [email protected].

Molecular Profiling and Precision Medicine: Evidence-Based Selection of Optimized TherapiesSachein Sharma, MD, MPH – June 29 at 7 PM ET

Men’s Sexual Health – July 27 or August 10

MRI-guided RadiotherapyHimanshu Nagar, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine — August 24, 2024 at 7 PM ET 

Mental Health Professional – November

We will continue to share more information and updates as they become available. We will post the relevant registration links in the weeks coming up to the specific meeting.

Pitch a Catch with Ed Randall – Still a Few Spots Left in His Travel Schedule
Play catch with Ed Randall

The man who founded our charity wants to have a catch – or maybe a thousand of them. 

Ed Randall has filled his car’s trunk with new baseballs, oiled up both his Rawlings glove and balky septuagenarian shoulder, and is currently mapping out his summer schedule. He plans to travel to health screening events, people’s homes, baseball fields, sunny beaches, or wherever a Catch for the Cure can take place.  

When we announced Ed’s role in the annual Baseball Road Trip, we expected there would be interest. We are pleased to report that the response so far to having a Catch for the Cure with Ed has officially hit the category of “surpassed expectations.”  

The short version is this – sign up for a catch, get your family and friends to support it, then get in touch with us to get on Ed’s schedule. We will then try to book a date and time with Ed that works for everybody.    

For more information about having a catch with Ed, or if your team or community group wishes to gather for a Catch for the Cure, please get in touch with us to sign up 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 the Women's Support Group will meet once in July (July 11th) and once in August (August 8th), before returning to its twice monthly schedule in September.

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.


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.

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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. Being your own patient advocate is doable. Here’s what to consider.
  2. Differences in Treatment, Not Genes, Keep Black Mens' Prostate Cancer Death Rates High
  3. Penn Medicine to Offer Free Cancer Screenings at June Community Events in Philadelphia
  4. Ask what matters to you, not what’s matter with you
  5. Gay and Bisexual Men With Prostate Cancer Have Unique Needs
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