New York-based FANS FOR THE CURE is dedicated to positively influencing the lives of men and their families by organizing awareness, educational, and medical programs focused on prostate cancer. The nonprofit provides free PSA screenings as well as support groups, educational seminars, physician referrals, and community awareness campaigns. At one of its events this month, the MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK interviewed the nonprofit’s founder and Andre Dawson, a Hall of Fame baseball player who survived prostate cancer.
Maine-based PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION raises awareness, provides support, and gives hope to individuals and their families affected by cancer, in Maine. The nonprofit provides up to $500 per month and a fresh food basket to Maine residents who are battling cancer. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day in November, WABI TV5 visited with the nonprofit’s founder, who is a pancreatic cancer survivor.
Illinois-based HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO is a professional contemporary dance company that brings artists, art, and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, and change lives through the experience of dance. Hubbard Street tours nationwide and internationally, as well as offers industry-leading adaptive dance programs and free dance training for students in the Chicago Public Schools. DANCE MAGAZINE recently featured the nonprofit.