Hunterdon Healthcare to Host Major League Baseball Legend Ken Griffey, Sr. for Discussion on Prostate Cancer

Hunterdon Healthcare is pleased to partner with Ed Randal’s Fans for the Cure to host an education series called “Messages of Hope” on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The program will focus on prostate cancer research, treatment and prevention.

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is the second leading cause of death among American men. Ken Griffey Sr., former Major League Baseball player for the Yankees, Reds, Braves and Mariners, will be a featured guest on the program, sharing his personal experience as a prostate cancer survivor, having first been diagnosed in 2009.

“I owe my well-being to doctors who treated my prostate cancer decisively,” said Ken Griffey, Sr. “But we need to make men much more aware of the benefits of early detection – as was my case. “

Ed Randall, founder and CEO of Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure and host of 66WFAN “Talking Baseball,” will moderate a panel discussion with physicians from Hunterdon Medical Center. The physicians participating in the panel will be Myron Bednar, M.D., Hunterdon Hematology/Oncology, Andrew Greenberg, M.D., Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center and Brian Sperling, D.O., Hunterdon Urological Associates.

After his own successful prostate cancer treatment at age 47, Ed Randall founded his charitable organization in 2003, which has held educational and screening events in partnership with several major league sports organization. Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (ERFFTC) seeks to save lives by increasing awareness of prostate cancer and the life-saving value of early detection, while providing education and information about cutting edge research to reduce risk, detect and treat prostate cancer. ERFFTC aims to encourage all men over 40 to consult with their doctors and schedule their prostate exams and PSA blood tests. “Messages of Hope” is part of a series of seminars being held around the nation by Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure under grant funding from Bayer Oncology.

This program is free and open to the public.  The evening presentation will take place in the Auditorium at Hunterdon Medical Center, located at 2100 Westcott Drive in Flemington. Due to limited seating, registration is required. To RSVP, visit hunterdonprostatehealth.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 908-788-6157.