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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed among men who live in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there were 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer in the US last year, accounting for over 25% of the three major cancers (rated in terms of mortality rates) that afflict males across all age groups.
While highly treatable and with near 98% long-term survivability rates when diagnosed in its earliest stages, prostate cancer resulted in about 28,000 deaths in 2015, making it the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, trailing only lung cancer.
With great fanfare, we honored our Fans for Life at our 2nd Annual All-Star Celebration Dinner in New York City. Mike Thompson, of Rawlings Sports Goods, Dr. Charles Drake, with Columbia University Medical Center, and Harry Carson, NFL Hall of Famer, were each given our “Fan 4 Life Award”.
More than 400 people, including a number of baseball celebrities, came out to honor our award recipients, and to support our important work around prostate cancer. More details, pictures and videos from the event are available on our website.
Fans for the Cure teamed up with Hunterdon Healthcare to host Major League Baseball Legend Ken Griffey, Sr. for an evening of discussion about the state of prostate cancer research, treatment and testing.
The free event featured Mr. Griffey talking about his decade long experience of living with prostate cancer as well as a detailed update from leading doctors about the state of prostate cancer testing, treatment and research.
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