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. In 2009, Fans for the Cure was designated as a Homegrown Charity Partner, a special designation for programs that, in large part, have their roots traceable to Minor League Baseball.
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. Last season, over 125 teams welcomed us to their home fields and worked with us to help spread our message of men taking responsibility for their health.
2020: A Virtual Road Trip for a Different Year
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has 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.
A Great Partner in Academy Bus
For several seasons now, our friends at Academy Bus have 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!
Our Deep Thanks to MiLB and Baseball Fans Everywhere
We extend our sincere thanks to MiLB and its legions of fans and families for all the years of support. We look forward to being with you in person as soon as public health officials tell us it is safe to do so.
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