CHERRY HILL, NJ—(SBN)—Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed among men who live in the United States. The American Cancer Society says nearly 165 thousand men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. While highly-treatable, with a relative cure rate that approaches 100%, prostate cancer will cause nearly 29,430 deaths in 2018, an increase of 11% from 2017.
For the past 15 years, a well-known sports talk radio personality has been trying to do something about it.
Legendary sports broadcaster Ed Randall is trying to get men to learn more about prostate cancer and get themselves tested to prevent the spread of prostate cancer. Randall started a nonprofit to promote prostate cancer awareness, called Fans4TheCure.org.
The charity has conducted more than 1,500 prostate cancer awareness days/nights at major league and minor league ballparks over the past nine baseball seasons, providing physician referrals and onsite PSA screenings to more than 5,000 men.
Ed spoke with SBN news director Steve Lubetkin in this exclusive interview for “Radio Jersey,” the daily 6-8 p.m. All New Jersey Music radio show streaming on AsburyMusic.com, hosted by famed Asbury Park DJ Lee Mrowicki.
You can listen to our interview in the player below.
While running Fans for the Cure, Ed continues to be a leader in the field of baseball broadcasting. He hosts a weekly Saturday morning show (Remember When) with former Red Sox star Rico Petrocelli on Sirius/XM’s MLB Network, as well as Sunday morning’s Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball on New York’s WFAN, where he just began his 15th season on the only talk show in New York City radio that is dedicated solely to baseball.