On June 16, the Atlanta Braves teamed up with Northside Hospital in honor of Father’s Day to celebrate Prostate Cancer Awareness Day. This day was dedicated to celebrating the lives of men who have courageously battled prostate cancer and was used to bring awareness of early detection, prevention and raise funds toward the research of prostate cancer.
Members from local Prostate Cancer support groups from across Georgia and Alabama attended the Braves vs. Giants game. Participants in the Prostate Cancer Awareness Day received a commemorative t-shirt and were recognized during an on-field presentation. Braves’ manager Fredi Gonzalez and Braves pitcher Tim Hudson greeted the survivors during the ceremony and posed for photos with the group. The Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition was onsite distributing information about prostate cancer and educating fans on early detection. Thank you to all the prostate support groups for a successful Prostate Cancer Awareness Day.