Since 2007, Fans for the Cure has had the privilege of visiting over 1,200 Minor League Baseball games as part of our charity’s annual Baseball Road Trip. Our early initiatives of handing out prostate cancer awareness brochures have given way to educational seminars, local media appearances, and PSA screenings in conjunction with teams’ healthcare partners.
This past season, over 80 Minor League teams played Fans for the Cure prostate cancer awareness video (featuring MLB great Steve Garvey and Negro Leagues Museum President, Bob Kendrick) on their stadium scoreboards throughout the season.
The film contains important messaging about testing for prostate cancer, particularly in the Black community, where diagnosis and mortality rates are disproportionately too high. We invite you to share the video directly with friends, your family, and with fellow fans.
2020: A Virtual Road Trip for a Different Year
Unfortunately, COVID-19 forced MiLB and Fans for the Cure to postpone the in-person component of the Baseball Road Trip. But thanks to the program’s generous sponsor, Academy Bus, we have put together a Virtual Road Trip that pays tribute to Minor League Baseball and Fans for the Cure’s productive and enduring relationship with the teams and their fans.
Starring baseball legend (and prostate cancer survivor) Steve Garvey and Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine, the film is a fond look back at our many road trips over the years – and contains important information about early testing for prostate cancer. We invite you to share the video directly with your friends, families, and fellow fans.
Back in the Park
The 2022 season saw Fans for the Cure, in collaboration with several Major League and Minor League teams and their healthcare partners, return to in-person awareness and screening events. Highlights were a memorable evening with the Brooklyn Cyclones at Maimonides Park in Coney Island and a group effort at Yankee Stadium with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Urology and the New York Yankees.
Thanks to the teams, doctors, nurses, counselors, and everyone who helped make it possible for Fans for the Cure to get out in front of people again to spread the message about the importance of men going to the doctor and staying current with their cancer screenings.
A Great Partner in Academy Bus
For the fifth year , our friends at Academy Bus partnered with Fans for the Cure to support our prostate cancer awareness raising efforts via the Baseball Road Trip. Their generous support made it possible for our organization to bring accurate, up-to-date information about prostate cancer testing, diagnosis, and treatment to so many men and their families. Thank you, Academy Bus!
Join Us Next Year
2023 promises to be an exciting year for the Baseball Road Trip, with scheduled in-person awareness events and screenings with the New York Yankees, the Miami Marlins, the Kansas City Royals, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum already in the books. And we are hoping to visit our friends in Coney Island at least twice. To make sure you know when we will be in a city near you, you will want to sign up for our newsletter and updates. Click on the big blue button below to join our team today.