About the home run challenge
The MLB-PCF Home Run Challenge encourages everyone to join the fight against prostate cancer by raising awareness and funds for research through America’s favorite pastime—baseball.
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Since the inception of the Home Run Challenge in 1996, the initiative has raised over $70 million for prostate cancer research.
During the Home Run Challenge, the Prostate Cancer Foundation invites MLB fans to pledge a donation for every home run hit from June 1 through Father’s Day. Fans may also choose to make a one-time donation.
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.
About Prostate Cancer
Here are the top 10 things you should now about prostate cancer:
1. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in the U.S., and the 4th most common tumor diagnosed worldwide.
2. In the United States, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
3. For Black men, 1 in 6 will develop prostate cancer and are more than twice as likely to die from the disease.
4. In 2022, nearly 269,000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 34,000 will die from the disease. That’s one new case diagnosed every 2 minutes and another death from prostate cancer every 15 minutes.
5. A man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, kidney, melanoma, and stomach cancers combined.
6. It is estimated that more than 3 million U.S. men are living with prostate cancer.
7. As men increase in age, their risk of developing prostate cancer increases exponentially. About 6 in 10 cases are found in men over the age of 65.
8. Men with relatives — father, brother, son — with a history of prostate cancer may be twice as likely to develop the disease.
9. Prostate cancer can be silent — it’s important to get checked, even if you have no symptoms.
10. 99% of patients with local or regional disease live 5 years or longer after diagnosis.
Go to pcf.org/guides to request free materials about prostate cancer.