On Saturday, July 24, we were thrilled to partner with Rich Carr and Carr Financial Group for DetecTogether Night at the Worcester Bravehearts. The team is part of Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL), a wood-bat summer collegiate league that plays at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field.
To bring greater awareness to the increased risk of cancer faced by firefighters across the country and the early cancer detection work that we do with first responders, the Bravehearts wore special firefighter jerseys which were then auctioned off during the game. Proceeds from the jersey auction went to DetectTogether, allowing us to deliver our education to more firehouses.
The Bravehearts, having a personal connection to our work, also invited us to deliver 3 Steps Detect to the entire team before the start of the game. Evan Moore, a student at Boston College who played on the 2019 Bravehearts championship team, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2020. Evan was able to detect his cancer early, is working his way back to the BC Eagles baseball team, and is now a DetecTogether ambassador.
Evan joined his friend, Asa Floyd, also a cancer survivor, during the DetecTogether training session. Asa learned 3 Steps Detect at his high school, and when he started experiencing health changes, he knew when and how to act. His cancer was detected early, and he beat it. Asa, who now plays baseball at UMass Amherst and in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, shared his story with the Bravehearts team, and Evan and Asa both threw out the game’s first pitch.