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.

since 1996‚ mlb and
pcf have partnered
together to fight
prostate cancer.

The Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) formed the Home Run Challenge initiative with two major goals: to increase awareness for the early detection of prostate cancer and to support research to find a cure. Since the inception of the Home Run Challenge in 1997, the initiative has raised more than $47 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, June 18. Fans may also choose to make a one-time donation.

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1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime

3 million American men are living with prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most frequent non-skin cancer in America.

Prostate cancer is 100% treatable if detected early.

Prostate cancer is diagnosed every 3.3 minutes.
One man dies from prostate cancer every 20 minutes.

about the prostate cancer foundation

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Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s leading philanthropic organization accelerating prostate cancer research, with more than $700 million in funding raised to date. The PCF works with nearly 200 research institutions in 19 countries to expedite scientific breakthroughs through knowledge sharing and collaboration.

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 America, 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. For men of African descent, 1 in 5 men will develop the disease.
  3. A man of African descent is 70% more likely to develop prostate cancer thana Caucasian man, and is nearly 2.4 times more likely to die from the disease.
  4. In 2017, more than 161,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and nearly 27,000 men will die from the disease. One new case occurs every 3.3 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 20 minutes.
  5. A non-smoking man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, bladder, melanoma, lymphoma and kidney cancers combined.
  6. It is estimated that 3 million American 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 are twice as likely to develop the disease.
  9. If the cancer is caught at its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms.
  10. Prostate cancer is 100% treatable if detected early.

Go to pcf.org/guides to request free materials about prostate cancer.