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Mar 30

Bat for the Cure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to raise awareness about prostate cancer and to educate the public about prevention, detection and treatment. With early detection prostate cancer is 97% curable, but there is not enough awareness to encourage effective prevention. Fans for the Cure was created by Ed Randall, after he went into remission from prostate cancer at the age of 47, and later expanded into the baseball affiliate Bat for the Cure.

Ed is a radio and TV broadcaster for minor league baseball, as well as a cancer survivor. He has taken his cause to the minor league ballparks, with 2011 being his fifth consecutive season of prostate cancer advocacy nationwide. Since the beginning of Bat for the Cure, Ed’s team has been welcomed into more than 500 minor league ballparks.

In 2009 Bat for the Cure joined Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the ALS Foundation and Special Olympics as an Official Charitable Partner of Minor League Baseball. This campaign is the most expansive health care initiative in the history of the minor league.

Minor League Ballparks nationwide have awareness days where they rely on local volunteers to supervise information tables and pass out fliers to fans. The program is especially interested in finding prostate cancer survivors to volunteer in order to provide the best insight into the organization’s message.

Come out and support Bat for the Cure to help give a new meaning to the term “save” in baseball! For more information about the organization and to volunteer visit

Sep 17
Category: Affiliated Cancer Organizations
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Written By: Imerman Angels @ 12:33 pm

IA will be at Trader Vic’s on State/Rush in Chicago (5-7p) for a free Bat for the Cure cancer event where Jonny will give a short speech (come join!).  Following, Jonny will speak later in the day at The Men’s Club of Chicago!

Bat for the CureThe purpose of the Bat for the Cure organization is to raise awareness about prostate cancer, founded by baseball correspondent, Ed Randall.  One in six Caucasian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, one in four if he is African-American where the incidence of the disease is two-to-three times higher than in the white community.  The goal of the organization is to educate the community!  Come out to show your support!  For more information, check them out on the web at: