Paula Abdul, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the San Francisco Giants to Support Prostate Cancer Awareness

Paula Abdul, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the San Francisco Giants to Support Prostate Cancer Awareness

18 th Annual Home Run Challenge Comes to Bay Area Where PCF Has Invested $22 Million in Local Prostate Cancer Research

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prostate Cancer Foundation:

WHAT: The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), Paula Abdul and MLB teams are joining forces to raise awareness and funding for prostate cancer, a disease that affects 1 in 6 American men. PCF, Abdul, and Bay Area prostate cancer researchers will be promoting the Home Run Challenge at the Giants game this Wednesday, June 5 at 12:45 pm.

WHY: Prostate cancer is to men what breast cancer is to women; 238,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. and more than 30,000 Americans will die from the disease this year.

WHEN & WHERE: Prostate Cancer Foundation officials and Paula Abdul, along with local researchers will be available to meet with Bay Area media representatives, Wednesday, June 5 during the 12:45 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays at AT&T Park.

WHO: Available for comment on the Home Run Challenge and the latest advances in prostate cancer research for cures will be PCF Chairman and Founder, Michael Milken and Paula Abdul.

Also available for comment will be:

  • Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and CEO of PCF
  • PCF researchers from San Francisco

About the Home Run Challenge

During the 2013 Home Run Challenge, MLB and PCF will encourage baseball fans to make a pledge–ranging from $0.10 to $1,000–for every home run hit during all 84 MLB games played between Tuesday, June 11 and Father’s Day, June 16. Last year, 150 home runs were hit, raising more than $2.2 million for prostate cancer research. In the past 17 years, the event has raised more than $40 million to advance research. To make a pledge for the 2013 Home Run Challenge baseball fans can click on the Home Run Challenge banner at www.pcf.org.

About the Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $530 million and provided funding to over 1,600 research projects at nearly 200 institutions in 16 countries around the world. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds supporting transformational cancer research. Our efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in U.S. government funding for prostate cancer. More information about PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.



Prostate Cancer Foundation
Dan Zenka, APR
310.570.4706 (Direct)
310.903.1112 (Mobile)
dzenka@pcf.org

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