We love when our donors and supporters go the extra mile to help raise awareness about prostate cancer testing and treatment. That’s why we’re thrilled that NY Yankees fans, Steve Melia and Marybeth Longona, are traveling to all of their 162 games this season, raising awareness of our work and fundraising for a squad of charities, including Fans for the Cure.
162 NY Yankees Home Run Challenge
Eager to give other Yankees fans and Fans for the Cure supporters an opportunity to get involved, Steve and Marybeth created the 162 NY Yankees Home Run Challenge. Called the 162 Crew, they are collecting donations and pledges for every Yankees home run hit this season.
As of this blog post, every home run brings in more than $100 in pledges. Individual pledge amounts have come in from all over North America and ranging from 25¢ to $7 per home.
We’re just as happy as the 162 Crew in that the Bronx Bombers are doing their part – the Yankees lead the Major Leagues with 195 home runs. They are on pace to hit 265 home runs, one more than the all-time record.
Steve Melia has set his sights on a big fundraising target: “Our goal is to raise $162,000. Every time a NY Yankee hits a HR, [our] charities win.”
The money raised through the 162 NY Yankees Home Run Challenge will be shared equally with four charities selected by Steve and Marybeth. Those four charities are the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Fans for The Cure, and Steve Melia’s foundation, Work Play Love.
Supporting Prostate Cancer Testing and Treatment Awareness
Through the 162 NY Yankee Homes Run Challenge, the 162 Crew recently donated than $2,195.93 to Fans for the Cure. Earlier this summer, at one of our Talking Baseball Series events, Steve Melia and Marybeth Longona delivered a check to our Founder and CEO, Ed Randall.
We’re putting this generous donation towards our work to promote awareness about prostate cancer testing and treatment.
Here’s hoping the Yankees keep swingin’ them bats!