Take a look at the many events and screenings we have planned for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Fans for the Cure


With National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month only a few days away, we are pleased that Fans for the Cure has again partnered to deliver a full schedule of educational events, health fairs, and cancer screenings. Several of these events are highlighted in this newsletter. We will add more events and details to our website as they become available.


Friends in Chicago – please join us at a special event to honor MLB Hall of Famer Andre Dawson and Chairperson of the Urology Department at Loyola Medicine, Dr. Christopher Gonzalez. See below for event specifics and information on how to get tickets.


Please note that our Online Women's Support Group will return to meeting twice a month from September (next month) through May 2024. Further details below, including a link to register to attend a meeting.


As the summer gives way to the cool, crisp days of autumn, it's not too late to join me for a catch – as part of our Catch for the Cure campaign. Keep reading to see how you and I can throw a ball around to support our charity's work. 

Kind regards,

Ed Randall
Founder + Chief Advocacy Officer
Fans for the Cure

Chicago: Fans for the Cure to Honor Andre Dawson, Dr. Gonzalez
A Night on the River honoring Andre Dawson and Dr. Chris Gonzalez

On Thursday, October 5th, Fans for the Cure will hold A Night on the River at Smith & Wollensky in Chicago. The reception (with food and wine) will honor baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson and the chairperson of the Urology Department at Loyola Medicine, Dr. Chris Gonzalez.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit the ongoing programming of Fans for the Cure, including women’s and men’s support groups, in-person screenings, distribution of educational materials, the medical referral program, and health fair attendance throughout the country.   

For information about sponsorships, please email [email protected]. This is also the address where you can direct any questions.

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Staten Island: 9/22 Screening with Richmond University Medical Center
PSA screening event at Richmond University Medical Center

Fans for the Cure will join with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) to mark National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with two full days of in-person screenings and physician consultations available. The screenings will be held at RUMC's main campus, 355 Bard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310.

Note: Richmond University Medical Center will be conducting the event all day on both Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Fans for the Cure will be onsite from 8 AM to 3 PM on Friday, September 22 only.

For more information call (718) 370-1400 or email us at [email protected].

Online Women's Support Group Returns to Twice Monthly Schedule
A cup of coffee sitting on a desk next to a notebook and a laptop

Labor Day and the first days of school mark the return of our Online Women's Support Group to a twice-monthly meeting schedule. From September 2023 through May 2024, the group will meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month – on Zoom at 8:00 PM ET.

All women are welcome to join these group meetings. There is no charge to join or attend the meetings, but registration is required. More than 60 women have availed themselves to these supportive, open, and constructive conversations about journeying with men with prostate cancer.

The next Women's Support Group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5 at 8:00 PM ET.

Register for next Women's Support Group Meeting
Yankees and Mets Screenings Confirmed for September
Logos for the NY Yankees, The Mets, Montefiore, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Fans for the Cure

Fans for the Cure will be collaborating with both hometown baseball teams and their respective healthcare partners for onsite PSA screenings (blood tests) to call attention to National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The PSA tests are free of charge.   

  • Yankees – Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, September 20th, Yankees vs. Toronto, Gates open at 5:30 PM, onsite testing on 200 level, Medical Partner: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mets – Citi Field, Thursday, September 28th, Mets vs. Florida, Gates open at 5:30 PM, onsite testing at Piazza 31 Club (passes will be provided), Medical Partner: NewYork-Presbyterian 

Note: Game tickets are required. We are trying to get codes for discounted tickets for both games. Men must be at least 40 years old to be tested.

Cruisin' for a Cure: In Support of Prostate Cancer Research
Cruising for a Cure

At the request of a member of our Online Men's Support Group, we are sharing details for Cruisin' for a Cure, an expansive car show taking place on Saturday, September 9 in southern California.

Founded in 1999 by a woman whose husband was diagnosed with (and subsequently passed from) prostate cancer, healthcare partners have provided over 15,000 cancer screenings since the event's founding. The screenings are managed by KSK Cancer Center of Irvine.

Additional information and tickets to this enormous (3,000 cars) show are available on the Cruisin' for a Cure website. All proceeds from this event will benefit prostate cancer research in the southern California area.

Learn more
Have a Catch with Ed Randall
Have a catch with Ed Randall

Also as part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Ed Randall will be making himself available throughout the New York/NJ/CT area in September (and beyond) to have special catches with those who wish to support the charity. Break the old high school mitt out of mothballs and fire up the long-neglected pitching arm. Ed travels with a trunkload of brand new Rawlings baseballs at all times, so all the elements of a catch will be in place.

We invite people to sign up for a catch and invite your friends and family to support the catch with Ed. Or get in touch with us at [email protected], and we will help you sign up and walk you through the process. We will come up with a location for the catch that works for everyone.  

Ed is just back from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he dazzled Kernels’ fans in the postgame on-the-field catch with both his stamina and (relatively) high-velocity throwing arm.

Have a catch with Ed
Fans for the Cure in the Community
Fans for the Cure at a Molly University health event

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. Healthcare personnel from Molloy offer onsite general health screenings (blood pressure, glucose/A1C, BMI, hearing, cognitive skills for kids). Fans for the Cure answers questions about prostate cancer and shares educational and awareness materials with men and families.

Saturday, September 23
Fidelis Care and Police Event
Campbell Park, Hempstead, NY
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, September 30
Connetquot HS Health and Wellness Fair
Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Please keep an eye on our website for September events as part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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 noted above, we are back to meeting twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 8 PM ET.

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.

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. Study finds that MRI is more sensitive than PSA test for detecting prostate cancer
  2. A cancer researcher walks her father through his prostate cancer diagnosis
  3. ChatGPT Often Fails to Recommend Correct Cancer Treatments
  4. FDA Approves Akeega for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  5. You’ve Got Prostate Cancer. Now What? Read This First. – published on the Prostate Cancer Foundation website
Let's Ramp Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Our schedule for September – National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – is filled with health fairs and screenings in and around New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We invite you to support our work by contributing today. Your generous gift makes it possible for us to reach those communities where we are needed most.

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