On Friday night, August 5, Fans for the Cure collaborated with longtime partner, the Brooklyn Cyclones, on the first in-person information and awareness event since the 2019 season.
The highlight of the evening was a rousing speech over the ballpark’s PA system from the charity’s founder Ed Randall for men 40 and older to go to the doctor, ask for assessment of risk factors for prostate cancer, and have a conversation about the right time to begin having PSA tests. Ed was then among a group of civic and community leaders who were asked to throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.
Many thanks to the Cyclones, who donated a major revenue portion of all tickets purchased by supporters of Fans for the Cure. The charity sold out of its ticket allotment in Section 3, so this was a successful evening for ticket sales, particularly on an evening when weather forecasters had predicted rain and thundershowers. (No and no.)
In addition, hundreds of men and women availed themselves of prostate cancer information cards at the Fans for the Cure awareness table, and there were over thirty in-game visits to our special website landing page via the QR code on the table display.
Based on the success of this year’s event, there are plans to try and schedule two such events at Maimonides Stadium in Coney Island during the 2023 season, with at least one of them offering onsite PSA screening through Maimonides Medical Center.