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One A Day(R) and Major League Baseball Raise Over $106,000 to Strike Out Prostate Cancer
Date:6/2/2008

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Watching your favorite player strike out isn't usually cause for celebration, but for One A Day(R) multivitamins and Major League Baseball (MLB) strikeouts are leading to big wins. The makers of One A Day and MLB announced today the latest results of the "One A Day Men's Presents the MLB Strike Out Prostate Cancer Challenge." Created earlier this year as part of an exclusive partnership between MLB and One A Day, the program has raised $106,120 to date for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

As part of the program, One A Day and MLB will donate $10 for every strikeout throughout the 2008 Major League Baseball season to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. An additional $1 million will be donated if any one pitcher achieves 21 strikeouts in a nine-inning game to set a new MLB record. The goals of the program are to raise funds to support research to find a cure for prostate cancer and to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining prostate health through proper nutrition and early detection of problems.

"We are thrilled that One A Day and Major League Baseball have come together to raise awareness and funds to help find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer," said Dave Perron, Vice President, Baseball and Sports Enterprises for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. "With these two strong organizations in the fight, we know we'll be able to do even more to find a cure for this deadly disease."

Prostate cancer is a disease one in every six men will be diagnosed with during his lifetime. For Chicago White Sox designated hitter and program spokesperson Jim Thome, the disease hits very close to home.

"Prostate cancer affects far too many men each year including members of my own family," said Thome. "So, getting involved in this program with One A Day was a no brainer. I want to do all I can to spread the word ab
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