Wish you and yours a happy, healthy Halloween.
Fans for the Cure


Happy Halloween is something I will not get to write in one of our monthly newsletters again until….2028. So, I wish you all a happy, fun-filled, and safe October 31st. Although neither is technically part of the Mediterranean Diet, a quick poll of the Fans for the Cure bullpen places Snickers and 3 Musketeers bars at the top of today’s wish list. (I don’t understand Kit Kat bars.)


This afternoon I will be packing a bag and heading off to Chicago. Along with several colleagues and a roomful of the charity’s friends, I will be in the Windy City tomorrow evening to honor Baseball Hall of Famer and community leader, Andre Dawson, as well as Dr. Christopher Gonzalez, one of the earliest members and shapers of our Medical Advisory Board. We have a few slots left for the reception, so if you're in the Chicagoland area and can swing it, please join us. Read below for more details.


We also look forward to marking Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, with our friends at the Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, NY) and our medical partners at Catholic Health in what is shaping up to be a meaningful way to thank our veterans for their service. We set out the specifics of this event below. All veterans plus one guest each will be admitted to the museum for free on Veterans Day.


With GROW-vember around the corner, I personally invite you to support our awareness and fundraising campaign. Grow your own facial hair or pick up a wacky mustache at your local costume shop. Read on to see how you can get involved with this fun and important awareness effort.

All the best,

Ed Randall
Founder + Chief Advocacy Officer
Fans for the Cure

We'll See You in Chicago!
A Night on the River honoring Andre Dawson and Dr. Chris Gonzalez

At the shipping of this newsletter, we can confirm that Ed Randall is en route to Chicago for tomorrow’s event that will honor Hall of Famer and Cubs legend, Andre Dawson, and Dr. Chris Gonzalez, the chairperson of the Urology Department at Loyola Medicine.


Fans for the Cure will celebrate the contributions of these two standout community leaders tomorrow night at 5:30 PM at Smith & Wollensky – right along the river – in Chicago.


There are a handful of tickets still available. So, with the promise of reasonable weather (the forecast calls for a balmy 43º F), friendly people, and the city's best food and drink, come join us.

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Marking Veterans Day to Support and Thank Those Who Served
Fans for the Cure supporting the prostate cancer community

We are excited to support our veterans by participating in a Veterans Day event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Partnering with our friends at this great museum and the medical team at Catholic Health, we look forward to what promises to be a fitting event to thank those who served.


Please join us on Long Island for a day focused on thanking and supporting our veterans.

  • Free admission for all veterans, plus one additional guest free (museum galleries only)
  • Free prostate cancer screenings (PSA exam – a simple blood test) provided by Catholic Health between the hours of 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Veterans Day-themed films and presentations
  • An appearance by QuackerJack, the official mascot of the Long Island Ducks baseball team
  • Additional veterans services

There is no need to register in advance. Click on the blue button below to learn more.

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NYU Langone–Long Island Community Outreach Event Scheduled for February 2024
NYU Langone Health


More details to follow on NYU Langone Urology’s 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Event, now scheduled for February 2024. The program will again include physicians’ presentations, special guests, and free PSA screenings. Event will take place at 101 Mineola Boulevard, Ground Floor. 


Keep an eye out for further information in upcoming newsletters.

It's Almost GROW-vember! Lend Your Support to Our Work.
Support GROW-vember by growing facial hair and fundraising

It is practically here! GROW-vember is only a few hours away. We are asking you – our friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters – to help raise awareness about prostate cancer and to fundraise in support of our programs by growing or donning facial hair throughout the month of November.


You are invited to grow a mustache. Maybe let the whiskers grow all over your face: beards welcomed too. If real facial hair isn't a thing for you, then stick on a fake mustache and make people aware of why you have decided to do so. 


Please join us in making this GROW-vember a success for the entire prostate cancer community.

Sign up for GROW-vember

P.S. Facial hair is not for everybody. If you are looking to support GROW-vember but do not want anything to do with growing or wearing a mustache or beard, we warmly welcome your donation to our campaign.

Donate to GROW-vember
Fans for the Cure in the Community
Fans for the Cure at a Molly University health event

Molloy University Grant Collaboration

  • Nov. 5: La Espiguita Soccer Academy, 1795 Brentwood Road,Brentwood, NY – 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
  • Nov. 18: Westbury School District, 2nd Annual SEL Fair, Westbury High School, 1 Post Road, Westbury, NY – 10:00 AM - 2:oo PM.
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

  • Tuesday, November 7 – Cancelled as our moderator is unavailable 
  • Tuesday, November 21 at 8 PM ET – Register for the Women's Support Group meeting where we will be joined by a a psychologist will lead a discussion on communication techniques and strategies for approaching spouses and children when talking about prostate cancer.

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. Patient Anatomy Can Help Predict Prostate Cancer Side Effects – published by our partners at CURE
  2. Family Wellbeing and Sexual Health of Patients Receiving Treatment for Prostate Cancer – a study exploring the relationship between social/family wellbeing and sexual health in patients with prostate cancer, and the moderating effect of clinical characteristics on this relationship.
  3. Black Seniors More Likely to Receive Low-Value Acute Diagnostic Tests
  4. VIDEO: Prostate Cancer Mortality in Higher-Risk Localized Disease Lowest With Surgery
  5. Consider Complications When Choosing a Prostate Cancer Treatment – published by our partners at CURE
Let's Get GROW-vember Off to a Sweet Start!

With apologies for the sorry pun, we invite you to get our GROW-vember campaign off to a good start by donating to that campaign. 

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