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Kristen Bell Selects The Winners Of The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Fifth Annual True Love Contest

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 24, 2022 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and actress Kristen Bell announced today the winners of the fifth annual TRUE Love Contest opened this year to all caregivers – prostate cancer caregivers, cancer caregivers, COVID caregivers, and essential workers. Bell chose two heartfelt stories of compassionate care from among many inspiring submissions – one from Loryn Princevalle of Niantic, CT, and the other from Kelly Ryman of Brooklyn, NY. Caregivers featured in the winning stories will each receive a caregiver package, personally curated by Bell and will be highlighted on PCF’s website and social media channels.

The TRUE Love campaign gives those who have been affected by prostate cancer an outlet to express their appreciation to a loved one or caregiver while helping raise awareness about the impacts of this disease. This year, PCF accepted TRUE Love stories from all perspectives that reflect love, honor and generosity of spirit in these challenging times. TRUE Love recognizes the committed compassion that caregivers exemplify, and pays tribute to the unsung heroes who are often the lifeline of patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Caregivers are the bedrock of a patient’s mental health and recovery. The TRUE Love contest provides the perfect opportunity for patients, loved ones and healthcare professionals to express their heartfelt appreciation and to recognize caregivers for their selfless dedication,” said Bell. “As a PCF ambassador, it is my distinct privilege to honor this year’s winners, Coryn and Susan, for their compassion and devotion.”

2022 TRUE Love Winners:

  • Loryn Princevalle wrote graciously about her sister, Coryn Princevalle, who put her own life on hold to be by their father’s side following his prostate cancer diagnosis in March of 2020. Coryn diligently kept track of doctors’ appointments, radiation treatments, medication schedules, anything and everything to help him on his cancer journey.
    Excerpt: He seemed to be doing better, but began a sudden decline in January 2021. (Coryn) moved into his one bedroom apartment with him, sleeping in the living room to provide him his wish of at-home hospice. He ended up passing, but I’ll never forget all the time and love she gave him and neither will he. She is an incredible person who deserves to be honored for all the selflessness and love she poured into her role as a caregiver without a second thought.  View the complete story here: https://www.pcf.org/bio/loryn-s/
  • Kelly Ryman, an emergency room nurse from an immediate family of essential workers, shared a loving reflection of her mother’s (Susan O’Malley) lifelong devotion to her patients and family. When Susan finally retired after 40 years as an emergency room nurse in Brooklyn, NY, it was time to turn that devotion to her family, first helping to take care of her four grandchildren, then caring for her sister and Kelly’s aunt Diane after a cancer diagnosis. Then Kelly’s 93-year-old grandfather suffered a debilitating knee injury which required 24-hour care.
    Excerpt: My mom never once thought of anything other than simply moving into my grandfather’s place and becoming his primary caregiver 24/7. Still, to this day, she is taking care of him three days a week while helping babysit her four grandchildren as we are all essential employees. I nominated her because she would never say she deserves any credit, it’s what you do for family. She may have become a nurse in the 1970s, but her compassion and desire to help others is still just as strong in 2022. View the complete story here: https://www.pcf.org/bio/kelly-r/

All of the TRUE Love stories, including the winners can be found at www.pcf.org/true.

In the United States, one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Black men are about 75 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than a Caucasian man, and more than twice as likely to die from the disease. It is estimated that more than three million American men are living with prostate cancer. It is projected that a new case will be diagnosed every two minutes and a man will die from prostate cancer every 15 minutes. Fortunately, many patients have someone dedicated to supporting them through the battle, and that support can make all the difference in the world to someone with a cancer diagnosis. From finding the right precision treatment, to recovery or palliative care, compassionate care is always possible and an essential factor in all aspects of care, especially while fighting prostate cancer.

ABOUT THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION: The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has been responsible for raising close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Since PCF’s inception, and through its efforts, patients around the world are living longer, suffering fewer complications, and enjoying better quality of life. PCF is committed to creating a global public square for prostate cancer, in service to our mission of ending death and suffering from the disease. Learn more at pcf.org.

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Actor Harry Lennix, National Black Church Initiative, And Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Partner With The Prostate Cancer Foundation To Raise Awareness Of Health Care Disparities

LOS ANGELES, Calif., – March 30, 2022 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has joined forces with actor Harry Lennix and prominent national community organizations to increase awareness about prostate cancer among Black men during National Minority Health Month (NMHM) in April. Through social media outreach, the National Black Church Initiative and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will encourage men to understand their personal risks and to take proactive measures to protect their health. Lennix will be a guest speaker for a special webinar about prostate cancer disparities.

Lennix is one of PCF’s celebrity ambassadors who lends his voice to encourage men to know their numbers and their risks. “Men, especially Black men must be on high alert for prostate cancer. It disproportionately affects Black men who are about 75 percent more likely to develop the disease than white men and are more than twice as likely to die from it,” said Lennix. “That is why it is important for Black men to be informed and proactive about their health, such as taking proper preventative lifestyle measures and receiving regular screenings. Taking those small, impactful steps can help save lives.”

“We are honored to partner with Harry and these impactful organizations who are taking action to help save lives,” said PCF President and CEO Charles J. Ryan, MD. “It is imperative that men become educated and know their risks for developing prostate cancer. Black men are the hardest hit by prostate cancer and suffer the highest mortality rate of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. By teaming with these organizations that target this specific demographic, we are able to reach more men and motivate them to take an active role in their health care.”

The month-long initiative will offer valuable resources including public service announcements, facts about prostate cancer as well as hard copy and digital health guides that provide special facts and guidance regarding Black men and prostate cancer, including a quiz to understand an individual’s risk, and a family tree to help trace it. In addition, PCF will host a special webinar later in the month to discuss health disparities among Black men. Guest speakers include Lennix, Dr. Isla Garraway, urologist at UCLA and the Greater Los Angeles-VA Medical Center, Dr. Hala Borno of University of California, San Francisco, and more. By providing easy access to critical information, PCF is optimistic that it will open lines of communication about this important men’s health issue, which many men have historically avoided. To download PCF’s new PSA and all NMHM educational resources, visit https://www.pcf.org/nmhm/. The PSA was produced by Chrome Productions.

While scientists do not yet fully understand why prostate cancer incidence and death rates are higher among Black men, it is widely believed that a combination of genetic differences, lifestyle and nutrition habits, and access to medical care may all play a role in these statistics. Since 1993, PCF has been funding focused research to accelerate the work of clinical investigators while also advancing the quality of healthcare for Black men.

ABOUT THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has been responsible for raising close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Since PCF’s inception, and through its efforts, patients around the world are living longer, suffering fewer complications, and enjoying better quality of life. PCF is committed to creating a global public square for prostate cancer, in service to our mission of ending death and suffering from the disease. Learn more at pcf.org.

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Staci Vernick                             Donald Wilson
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Chrome Productions Teams Up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to Bring Awareness to Health Equity Work

LOS ANGELES – More than 3 million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and while it 99% treatable if detected early, many men fall through the gap.  In comparison to men of other races, Black men are 75% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men and more than twice as likely to die from the disease.

Ahead of National Minority Health Month, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) challenged London and Los Angeles-based Chrome Productions to create a suite of PSA films that pointed a spotlight on the health disparity within the field of prostate cancer and inspired men, particularly Black men, to take action. Charles Ryan, MD, President and CEO, PCF says, “Through the generosity of Prostate Cancer Foundation board member Tad Smith, PCF was introduced to Chrome Productions. The team at Chrome went above and beyond to create an impactful set of PSA spots for the Foundation. This body of work does some heavy lifting towards helping save lives, letting men know both the impact that prostate cancer can have and what they can do next to help mitigate risk.”

Chrome Productions saw the opportunity to emotionalize the health disparity issue and provide a broader PSA to all men through film in a way motivated audiences to act. However, with such a sensitive and often stigmatized subject, the team knew that the creative treatment had to present an authentic take on serious medical statistics.

The concept is based around eight beautifully shot interviews – all set within the same studio – intercut with each other and all answering the simple question: “Where will you be in 10 years’ time?” As the viewer meets the diverse group of men, it’s clear right away that they don’t know why they’re there. “It’s just one question and then a short script”, says a voice off screen. Some of the men look nervous at that, some ask if they were supposed to learn a script. After each participant paints a picture of their future, they are confronted with statistics, simple yet powerful, about not only the prevalence of prostate cancer, but its disproportionate effects on African American men. This simple set-up is intended to provide a wake-up call by visualizing the ‘1 in 8’ and ‘75% more likely” statistics in a simple, authentic way. “The statistics really hit home when we, as the audience, are confronted with a group of people that have individual ambitions and hopes and dreams.” says Stephen Parker, Creative Director at Chrome Productions. The concept was designed to simply give those powerful statistics space to land with the interviewees and the audience simultaneously.

In addition to the films, PCF has has joined forces with actor Harry Lennix and prominent national community organizations to increase awareness about prostate cancer among Black men with its “Know Your Risk initiative during National Minority Health Month throughout the month of April. Through social media outreach, PCF will encourage men to understand their personal risks for prostate cancer and to take proactive measures to protect their health.

Lennix, one of PCF’s celebrity ambassadors, will be a guest speaker for a special webinar about prostate cancer disparities and encourages men to know their numbers and their risks. “Men, especially Black men must be on high alert for prostate cancer. It disproportionately affects Black men who are about 75 percent more likely to develop the disease than white men and are more than twice as likely to die from it,” said Lennix. “That is why it is important for Black men to be informed and proactive about their health, such as taking proper preventative lifestyle measures and receiving regular screenings. Taking those small, impactful steps can help save lives.”

For over 25 years, PCF has been funding research – 48 awards to date, totalling over $30 million – to help understand how we can resolve these disparities.  By paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries that will improve health equity for African American men and their families, PCF is creating change not only within healthcare but also across the broader social landscape.

“In partnering with PCF, we have been able to learn so much about the issue, but also about the amazing work they have done thus far and their aspirations for the future”, says Robert Chew, Chrome Productions’ VP, North America. “We are incredibly proud to have produced these films for PCF and we’re grateful to our crew, suppliers and talent for contributing to this vital PSA campaign”.

You can learn more about the campaign and view the moving 3-minute spot live here.

 

ABOUT CHROME PRODUCTIONS

Chrome Productions is a full-service, global production company with offices in London & Los Angeles that creates ground-breaking, inspiring and award-winning commercials, branded content & original scripted and non-scripted programming. Chrome Productions offers a full suite of production capabilities under one roof – creative development, content strategy, production and state of the art post-production. Our people, passion, energy and pride in our work has allowed us to build long-standing relationships with some of the world’s leading brands – and their audiences. We have grown to have a defined focus on the automotive, luxury, sport & travel sectors, but we have never lost our adventuresome spirit. Marrying emotional storytelling with the latest production technologies, we are committed to a singular mission: telling stories that need to be told.

 

ABOUT PCF

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has been responsible for raising close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Since PCF’s inception, and through its efforts, patients around the world are living longer, suffering fewer complications, and enjoying better quality of life. PCF is committed to creating a global public square for prostate cancer, in service to our mission of ending death and suffering from the disease. Learn more at pcf.org.


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Please send incoming media inquiries to:
Robert Chew – VP, Chrome Productions – [email protected]
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The Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces First Ever PCF-Pfizer Global Health Equity Challenge Award Winners

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2022 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced 11 PCF-Pfizer Global Health Equity Challenge Awards. A collaboration between PCF and Pfizer Global Medical Grants, the awards totaling $1.47 million are granted to teams at some of the world’s leading cancer research institutions to support prostate cancer research projects that will improve the understanding of, or reduce disparities in the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of patients in minority and underserved communities.  The 11 award winners represent eight countries including Hong Kong, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and the United States and were selected by an esteemed, independent panel of experts assembled by PCF.

Globally, prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer diagnosed among men, with over 1.4 million cases diagnosed worldwide. In the United States alone, Black men are about 75 percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and over two times more likely to die from it; in the U.S. Latino community, prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among men. The 11 projects selected from across the globe in the 2021 PCF-Pfizer Global Health Equity Challenge Awards will focus specifically on research to identify barriers in the delivery of equitable health care and health services research programs to study and optimize care delivery.

“The Prostate Cancer Foundation has been funding research to understand and address this disparity for more than 25 years,” said Howard R. Soule, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, PCF. “We are honored to partner with Pfizer in this endeavor and congratulate the investigators on their research which we believe has the potential to reduce disparities in prostate cancer.”

“At Pfizer, we are committed to reducing healthcare disparities by working with partners who share our vision of health equity and quality care for all,” said Dany Habr, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Oncology. “Pfizer and The Prostate Cancer Foundation are steadfast in our support of these investigators and their work to address these critical areas of improvement for the prostate cancer community.”

The teams awarded 2021 PCF-Pfizer Health Equity Challenge Awards are:

Principal Investigators:  Theodore DeWeese, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Sara Alcorn, MD, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Anna LaVigne, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Jean Wright, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Todd Adams, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine;  Michael Van Wert, MSW, MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Project Title: Radiotherapy Deserts in Prostate Cancer: Identifying Regions of Mismatched Resources and Need through Characterization of the Impact of Race, Poverty and the Rural-Urban Continuum on Radiation Resource Density and Utilization in the United States

Principal Investigator:  Christina Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Co-Investigators:   Paul Nguyen, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Tim Rebbeck, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Hajime Uno, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Dong-Woo Kang, PhD; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project Title: Exercise to Enhance Cardiovascular Health Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients with Androgen Deprivation Therapy: The POWER Trial

Principal Investigators:  Veda Giri, MD, Thomas Jefferson University; Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH, Thomas Jefferson University
Co-Investigators:  Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Brandon Mahal, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Jessica Russo,  LCGC, Thomas Jefferson University
Project Title: Extending Prostate Genetic Awareness, Navigation, and Delivery: The EXPAND Network

Principal Investigator:  Lindsey Herrel, MD, MS, University of Michigan
Co-Investigators: Avinash Maganty, MD, University of Michigan; Brent Hollenbeck, MD, MS, University of Michigan; Vahakn Shahinian, MD, University of Michigan
Project Title: Understanding the Impact of Dual Eligibility on Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer

Principal Investigators: Patrick Maison, MBChB, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana; Evelyn Jaige, MD, PhD, Henry Ford Health System
Co-Investigators: George Amoah, MBChB, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana; Sylvester Antwi, MD, Henry Ford Health System; Janet Acquaye, MS, Precision Medicine for Aggressive Breast Cancers; Doreen Dankerlui, MS, Henry Ford Health System; Livingstone Aduse-Poku, MS, Precision Medicine for Aggressive Breast Cancer
Project Title: Integrating Orthodox and Traditional Prostate Cancer Care and Treatment in Ghana

Principal Investigator: Blandina Mmbaga, MD, MMed, PhD, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, United Republic of Tanzania
Co-Investigators: Kien Mteta, MD, MMed, MSc, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College; Alex Mremi, MMed, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre; Orgeness Mbwambo, MMed, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre; Bartholomeo Ngowi, MD, MMed, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center
Project Title: Correlation Between Prostate Cancer and PSA, Community Awareness and Barriers Associated with Screening Among Men in Northern Tanzania

Principal Investigator: Murallitharan Munisamy, MD, PhD, National Cancer Society Malaysia, Malaysia
Project Title: GPS-P: Guided Patient Support Navigation Programme for Men with Prostate Cancer

Principal Investigator: Pius Musau, MBChB, MMed, MSc, PhD, Moi University, Eldoret-Kenya
Co-Investigators:   Edward  Mugalo, MBChB, MMed, Moi University, Eldoret-Kenya; Walter Akello, BSc, MBChB, MMed, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya; Dennis Rono, MBChB, MSc, MMed, Egerton University, Njoro-Kenya; Kibet Keitany, MBChB, MMed, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret-Kenya; Samson Boyo, BBM, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret-Kenya
Project Title: Prostate Cancer Care in Western Kenya: The Determination of Barriers to Care, Establishment and Interrogation of Rapid Access Satellite Clinics and Evaluation of Instituted Measures for Improved Outcomes

Principal Investigators: Jackson Orem, Uganda Cancer Institute, Uganda ; Lyn Atuyambe, PhD, MPH, Makerere University
Co-Investigators: Annabella Habinka Ejiri, PhD, MS, King Ceasor University; Alfred Jatho Lubega, PhD, MPH, Uganda Cancer Institute; Babra Nalwadda, DPH, King Ceasor University; Alphonsina Mujiwimana, MBChB, King Ceasor University; Sibointore Jack, MPH, Uganda Prisons; Justine Ariko, MSc, Uganda Prisons; Kajooba Fred, MBChB, Uganda Prisons
Project Title: Understanding Barriers to and Facilitators of Prostate Cancer Screening Among Men in Uganda Prisons so as to Design and Implement Interventions to Increase Prostate Cancer Screening Uptake in Prison Settings

Principal Investigator:  Marques Shek Nam Ng, RN, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Co-Investigators:  Ka Ming Chow, RN, RM, DN, FHKAN, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Kai Chow Choi, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Kath Schubach, RN, BSc, MN, Men’s Health Melbourne; Carmen Wing Han Chan, RN, PhD, FAAN, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Project Title: Health Inequity in Sexual Health Services Among Chinese Men with Prostate Cancer in the Public Hospital Setting

Principal Investigator: Musliu Tolani, MBBS, PGcertPH FWACS, FMCS, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
Co-Investigators:  Ahmed Muhammed, MBBS, FMCS, Ahmadu Bello University; Agbo Christian Agbo, MBBS, FMCS, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital; Rufus Wale Ojewola, MBChB, FWACS, FMCS, MPH, University of Lagos; Ernie Kaninjing, DrPH, MPH, MBA, CHES, Georgia College & State University; Rebecca DeBoer, MD, MA, University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: Utilization of an Implementation Science Approach to Develop and Evaluate a Systems Strengthening Intervention for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer Management in a Low Middle Income Country in Sub-Saharan Africa

ABOUT PCF
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has been responsible for raising close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Since PCF’s inception, and through its efforts, patients around the world are living longer, suffering fewer complications, and enjoying better quality of life. PCF is committed to creating a global public square for prostate cancer, in service to our mission of ending death and suffering from the disease. Learn more at pcf.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Staci L. Vernick                                      Kathy Vincent
Prostate Cancer Foundation              For the Prostate Cancer Foundation
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Major League Baseball and Prostate Cancer Foundation Partner on 26th Annual Home Run Challenge and Tour

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 25, 2022 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are teaming up for the 26th Annual Home Run Challenge and Tour, beginning May 27 and continuing through Father’s Day, June 19, to bring awareness about the fight against prostate cancer through the National Pastime.

The Home Run Challenge invites baseball fans to “Keep Dad in the Game” and support cancer research by pledging a donation for every home run hit through Father’s Day at HomeRunChallenge.org. Fans may also make a one-time donation. Every dollar raised through the Home Run Challenge will be granted to PCF to fund critical research to defeat prostate cancer and improve early detection methods. Since its inception, the Home Run Challenge has raised more than $70 million for prostate cancer research.

By funding leading-edge research with innovative treatments now reaching patients, PCF has helped reduce the burden of cancer on patients throughout the world. While prostate cancer at all stages is treatable, early detection is the key to the best outcomes while preserving the highest quality of life. Over 90 percent of men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer are alive at five years. Most treatments available for prostate cancer today can be traced to early PCF funding. Because of the shared biology of many cancers, many of the same therapies that apply to prostate cancer may also be effective in other cancer types, extending PCF’s impact across many other cancers.

Three-time Gold Glove Award-winning Seattle Mariners second baseman, celebrated sports commentator and MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds has partnered with PCF to produce a public service announcement  that will be broadcast during National MLB games through Father’s Day. The PSA will raise awareness about the importance of screening for prostate cancer and urge men to talk with their doctors and take control of their prostate health.

“We are grateful to MLB for being our long-standing partner in helping us raise awareness and support for much needed prostate cancer research, and thank Harold Reynolds for lending his voice to this important campaign,” said PCF President and CEO Charles J. Ryan, MD. “Significant advances have been made against prostate cancer, and patients around the world are living longer, suffering fewer complications, and enjoying better quality of life. But there is still much work to be done. The Home Run Challenge is critical in helping PCF continue to fund the groundbreaking research that will save men’s lives.”

Blue is the official color for prostate cancer awareness and MLB players, managers, coaches and on-field personnel will lend their support in solidarity by wearing New Era specially designed caps featuring blue Club logos. A matching pair of Stance socks is available for every player. On-field personnel may don blue wristbands and blue decals on Nike jerseys.

Major League Baseball and MLB Charities have been long-time supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and will continue to support the organization in its pursuit of research funds toward a cure. Please visit MLB.com/community for more information.

Baseball fans are also encouraged to continue showing their support by uploading a selfie on social media channels taken at a game wearing blue or their favorite MLB team’s jersey or cap using #HomeRunChallenge and/or #KeepDadintheGame.

As a charitable partner of MLB for more than two decades, proceeds from the Home Run Challenge will help PCF continue its efforts to fund cutting-edge prostate cancer research, as well as inform and raise awareness about the disease.

For more information about the Home Run Challenge, visit www.HomeRunChallenge.org.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • One in eight U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, which is roughly equivalent to one player on a baseball team on the field.
  • One man dies from prostate cancer every 15 minutes, or about the equivalent of one player per inning.
  • Men diagnosed with prostate cancer today can have a much more positive outlook. There are 25 FDA-approved medications today, including five newly-approved medications to treat the disease in the last four years that were based upon PCF-funded research.
  • It is estimated that more than three million U.S. men are living with prostate cancer.
  • Early detection through screening is key.
  • More than 3 million U.S. men diagnosed with prostate cancer are enjoying healthier lives and celebrating Father’s Day with their families.
  • Thanks to ongoing support to the PCF we are helping men with prostate cancer live longer and better lives.

 

ABOUT PCF

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has been responsible for raising close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world. Since PCF’s inception, and through its efforts, patients around the world are living longer, suffering fewer complications, and enjoying better quality of life. PCF is committed to creating a global public square for prostate cancer, in service to our mission of ending death and suffering from the disease. Learn more at pcf.org.

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Connect with PCF: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Staci Vernick                                         Donald Wilson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation
(610) 812-6092                                     (310) 428-4730
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SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio Channel and NYU Langone Health Launch New Specials Spotlighting Prostate Health

 

NEW YORK – June 9, 2022 – Today SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio and NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center announced the launch of a special series focused on prostate health, cancer research, prevention, and more.

Doctor Radio and NYU Langone Health’s collaboration with the Prostate Cancer Foundation will include one-hour specials airing during the following months: June for Father’s Day; September to support Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; November for National Men’s Health Month; February for Black History Month, focusing on health disparities in prostate care for men; and more.

The Father’s Day special, “The Prostate Health Show,” will be hosted by Dr Stacy Loeb, a Professor of Urology and Population Health at NYU Langone Health and a member of the Perlmutter Cancer Center faculty who specializes in prostate cancer. Speaking with guest Dr Charles Ryan, President and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the show will give listeners an overview of prostate health and will take calls from listeners, giving them an opportunity to ask general medical questions, express concerns, engage in real medical conversations with leading experts, and more. The special will air on Tuesday, June 14 at 5:00 pm ET on Doctor Radio channel 110, and will be available on the SXM App.

In addition, the channel will produce monthly segments featuring experts from the Prostate Cancer Foundation who will speak with show host Dr Stacy Loeb. These shows will cover a wide range of topics from general prostate health, cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis, treatments and a guide for living with prostate health issues. These segments will be featured as part of the channel’s “Men’s Health” show beginning Wednesday, June 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm ET on Doctor Radio and listeners can also tune in to the show on the SXM App.

To help keep dads in the game and at the forefront of prostate health awareness, Doctor Radio will support the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 26th annual “Home Run Challenge.” Throughout the month listeners can visit HomeRunChallenge.org to make a one-time donation or pledge for every home run hit from June 1 through June 19, 2022 (Father’s Day) and will be entered for a chance to win tickets to this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 19 in Los Angeles, CA.

Presented by NYU Langone Health’s team of world-class medical authorities, Doctor Radio channel 110 features live, call-in access to world-renowned physicians and health professionals on a wide variety of health issues and features daily shows and reports on general health and wellness, plastic surgery, weight loss, sports and emergency medicine, paediatrics, and much more. Doctor Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios, the SXM App, and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Streaming access is included with all of SiriusXM’s audio trials and most popular plans.

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