MILLINGTON – The Millington and Frankenmuth baseball doubleheader on Wednesday, May 15, will be a prostate cancer awareness game.
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United State for 2019 are:
- About 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 31,620 deaths from prostate cancer
About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men 65 and older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
The baseball game will be sponsored by the P.C.U.P.S. Foundation. The P.C.U.P.S. Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting men’s health and wellness through early detection screening and knowledge of symptoms, treatments, and care. Their mission is to ensure the quality of men’s everyday lifestyle and save lives. The foundation continues to promote awareness through sport and recreation.
The P.C.U.P.S. Foundation will be donating special wristbands for the Frankenmuth (6-10) baseball team and the umpires to wear. Millington (5-10-1) will be wearing specially designed uniforms donated by Great Lakes Bat Company. First pitch will be scheduled for 4:05 p.m.