Mets team up to fight cancer and Alzheimer’s

The New York Mets and the Sean Kimerling Foundation are teaming up to heighten awareness of testicular cancer, the most common form of cancer in men aged 15 to 40.
On Saturday, June 23 at Shea Stadium, before the Mets host the Oakland A’s at 7:10 p.m., they will present the Mets Spirit Award to the Sean Kimerling Foundation, as well as to several testicular cancer survivors. In addition, the Sean Kimerling Foundation, named for the late WPIX sportscaster who died of the disease at the age of 37, will distribute informational handouts to increase awareness.
“There is no reason why any man should die from testicular cancer today,” said Stephen Carey, Executive Director of the Sean Kimerling Foundation. “A simple self-examination … can catch it before it spreads.”
Then on Tuesday, June 26 the New York Mets are going to bat to help fight Alzheimer’s disease during their Mets third annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Shea Stadium.
Baseball fans and members of the Alzheimer’s community will come together for a pre-game ceremony for special recognition for the Alzheimer’s community followed by the game, starting at 7:10 p.m. against the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
The Mets will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, and fans can utilize a special code when purchasing tickets online.
Ticket buyers can visit the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter website at www.alznyc.org, find the New York Mets icon and click on the “click here to purchase tickets online” link (on the right-hand side of the screen), then follow the directions provided.

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