HRC Update: 67 Home Runs, $800,000 to Date
Heading into Father’s Day, it’s not too late to join the fun and help Keep Dad in the Game.
Every 10 cent pledge and every home run is making a difference in our fight against prostate cancer. After just three days of counting home runs for the 18th Annual Home Run Challenge, Major League Baseball hitters have tallied 67 home runs each worth about $12,000. That’s a whopping $800,000+ to move us closer to a cure and prolonging life for millions of men.
Here’s some perspective: $800,000 is enough to fund nearly four Young Investigators for three years or a Creativity Award to get innovative research off the launch pad. On the other side of the spectrum, a 10 cent pledge with say, a total of 160 home runs, is just a $16 donation–less than a trip to the movies or a fast food meal for three. As a survivor, I might be a bit biased on which of these expenditures represents the best investment. But it’s pretty hard to argue for fast food or butted popcorn and the latest action flick when we can save lives with just one easy diversion of our weekly expenditures.
As I said, every 10 cent pledge and every home run is making a difference in our fight against prostate cancer. Please consider being part of that difference for so many. Visit the Home Run Challenge website before Father’s Day and help us Keep Dad in the Game.
Wishing every Father out there a Happy Father’s Day and abundant health.