READING, Pa.---Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure Baseball Road Trip will be making a stop in Baseballtown to raise awareness for prostate cancer and early detection for those attending the Monday, August 26th game at 7:05 p.m.
On August 26th, Fightin Phils players and staff will be donning blue wristbands during the game to shed light on prostate cancer awareness. There will also be public address announcements throughout the night encouraging men to stop by the table for more information. For those that stop at the table, Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure will raffle a 32" baby blue wooden bat signed by the Fightin Phils and emblazoned with the Bat for the Cure logo.
The visit to FirstEnergy Stadium is one of nearly 170 that Bat for the Cure will make in 2013. Since starting in 2007, the Baseball Road Trip has become the largest healthcare initiative in the history of Minor League Baseball. Each year, representatives from the organization spread the word about the benefits of early detection.
Founded in 2003, Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure was created to help inform the American public about prostate cancer. A nationally known baseball broadcaster based in New York City, Randall is a prostate cancer survivor who established the non-profit group after being given a second chance at life. Over the past few years, Fans for the Cure has spun off Bat for the Cure in 2007 with their first annual Minor League Prostate Cancer Awareness and Education Road Trip.
The organization has grown to include a notable group of prostate cancer survivors on the Legends for Life Advisory Board, including Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Carlton Fisk, and Phil Niekro. Arnold Palmer, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, and Marv Levy also have lent their voices to promote awareness.
Tickets for the August 26th game are available online via Fightins.com, by phone at 610-370-BALL, or in-person at the Fightin Phils Ticket Office. The first 2,500 fans 15 and over will receive a Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz Salt & Pepper Shaker thanks to Unique Pretzels. It is also Military Appreciation Night with a FREE ticket giveaway for all active military and veterans. Follow the Fightin Phils on Twitter at @ReadingFightins and like them on Facebook via www.facebook.com/fightins.