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Fans for the Cure

JUNE 2023

As we head to the 4th of July and the heart of the summer, Fans for the Cure wishes everyone the best of times spent with your families and friends during the warm weather months. And whether your summer activities mean traveling for vacation or firing up the backyard grill (or both), we hope these days will bring happiness and relaxation.


It will be a busy month for the team at Fans for the Cure. We will be boarding the charity’s jet (okay, United) for a Prostate Cancer Awareness Day in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, July 9. It will be a collaboration among the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Mercy Hospital, and Fans for the Cure, with information tables, handouts, and physicians on hand to answer questions about prostate cancer and how/where to get screened. Following the game, there will be an on-field Catch for the Cure, open to all spectators. We thank our generous Catch sponsor, Rawlings, for providing hundreds of free baseballs for this event.  


We are also pleased to release June’s Stay in the Game podcast, an engaging conversation with Dr. Jonathan Haas, CyberKnife pioneer and Chair of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island. We hope you come away from the discussion as optimistic as Dr. Haas was about the advances in quantity and quality of diagnostic and treatment options for prostate cancer in 2023.


Stay tuned for the dates of the prostate cancer awareness and screening nights we are currently finalizing for August-November with the Yankees, Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, and the Islanders. And if you’re anywhere near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 9, we expect you to make the trip and bring your glove! See you on the field for an iced tea and a catch. 

Warm regards,

Ed Randall
Founder + Chief Advocacy Officer
Fans for the Cure

Baseball Road Trip Bound for Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Prostate Cancer Awareness Night with Mercy Medical Center and the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Fans for the Cure will be joining with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center and Mercy Urology Clinic at Mercy Medical Center for a Prostate Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday, July 9th at Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

In addition to information tables with handout sheets, physicians and nurses from Mercy Medical Center will be on hand to answer questions about prostate cancer and where/how men can get a PSA test in the Cedar Rapids area.  

Following the game, spectators will be invited to take to the field with their baseball gloves for a Catch for the Cure, an opportunity to both enjoy a catch with a special person and to support a good cause – the programs of Fans for the Cure. Thanks to our generous Catch sponsor Rawlings, all participants will receive a free baseball from the Kernels as they take the field.  

Mercy Medical Center will also be holding a Catch for the Cure event in September as part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  

For more information, go to milb.com/cedar-rapids or write to us at [email protected].  

June 28 Book Event for Roy White – Last Call
Roy White book event with Fans for the Cure

There are still a few slots remaining at the reception Fans for the Cure is holding to honor former Yankee and longtime supporter of the charity, Roy White, on the publication of his well-reviewed new book, From Compton to the Bronx. Books will be sold at the event or are free with a donation to Fans for the Cure.

The event will be taking place in midtown Manhattan from 5:30 to 8:30 on Wednesday, June 28. For more information, contact us at [email protected].  

Breaking Down Treatment Silos = More Options for Prostate Cancer Care
Breaking down treatment silos = more options for prostate cancer care with Dr. Jonathan Haas

Leading physician and Cyberknife pioneer, Jonathan Haas, MD, is the Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. In a recent conversation on our highly rated Stay in the Game podcast, Dr. Haas eloquently talked through the many treatment options for prostate cancer – and how bringing a holistic approach to treating the disease provides patients with more options for their care.

We thank our sponsor, MRIdian by ViewRay for their support of our educational show.

Listen to the episode
Yankee Stadium Screening Confirmed
PSA Screening at Yankee Stadium with Montefiore

The annual Yankee Stadium screening has been scheduled for September 20, in advance of and during the early innings of that night’s game between the Yankees and Blue Jays.

Montefiore Medical Center, the new health partner of the Yankees, is enthusiastic about continuing this event with onsite testing.

We thank NewYork-Presbyterian for a highly successful collaboration which saw a nine-year total of over 1,500 spectators, employees, and working NYPD officers receive PSA screenings and follow-up as part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Chicago Fundraiser to Honor Andre Dawson and Dr. Gonzalez
A Night on the River honoring Andre Dawson and Dr. Chris Gonzalez

Our Chicago fundraiser is all set for Thursday, October 5, at the famed Smith & Wollensky. We will be honoring former Cubs’ great and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson and longtime Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Chris Gonzalez of Loyola Health in Chicago.

For more information, contact us at [email protected]. Capacity is about 150, with tickets going on sale July 7. Sponsorships at all levels are also available.

Fans for the Cure 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.

Friday, June 30
Hempstead Police Department and Fidelis Community Empowerment Day, 100 Terrace Avenue, Hempstead, New York
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, July 1
EOC Second Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair, Martha Avenue Recreation Park, Bellport, New York
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friday, July 14
Mineola Memorial Library. 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, New York
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, July 15
Community Health Fair, The Church Power and Empire 734 Woodfield Road, West Hempstead, New York
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Friday, July 21
Front Lawn Day, Hempstead Public Library, 115 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, New York
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Saturday, July 22
Health Fair, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 18 West Centennial Avenue, Roosevelt, New York
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

We invite you to 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 a reminder to our readership, we are sharing again the schedule of upcoming meetings where we will have a doctor joining our online support group meetings.

Men’s Sexual Health – July 27 or August 10

MRI-guided RadiotherapyHimanshu Nagar, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine – August 24, 2024 (confirmed) 

MD/Genetic Researcher – Sachein Sharma, MD, MPH  – September 21, 2023 (confirmed) 

Mental Health Professional – November

We will keep sharing information and updates as they become available.

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

As a reminder, our Women's Support Group will meet once in July and once in August, 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. What are the links between cycling and prostate cancer? The risks explained and how to improve your prostate health
  2. Beyond the Prostate: Don’t Forget About the Rest of Your Body!
  3. BOOK: Prostate Cancer: Sheep or Wolf?: Navigating Systemic Misinformation
  4. When facing a cancer prognosis, sometimes information isn’t power
  5. VIDEO: Expert: Partners should be included in sexual recovery process in prostate cancer
Mark Men's Health Month with a Donation

As we come to the close of another Men's Health Month, we invite you to make a donation to Fans for the Cure. Your gift goes directly to supporting our work in the prostate cancer community: in-person educational events and screenings, medical referrals, the Stay in the Game podcast, and our online support groups for men and women.

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