DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Duly Health and Care and the Joliet Slammers are teaming up to celebrate the community’s cancer survivors while raising awareness about important cancer screenings at the annual “Throw Cancer in the Slammer Night” at the Slammer’s June 20 home game.
“We are proud to sponsor this event each year to celebrate our resilient cancer survivors and their families while promoting how annual routine screenings can help save lives,” said Anand Shah, MD, Cancer Committee Chair and Department Chair of Radiation Oncology for Duly Health and Care.
“Unfortunately, cancer has touched the lives of so many that visit the stadium each year,” states Heather Mills, CFO and General Manager of the Joliet Slammers. “It’s such an honor to partner with Duly Health and Care and have the platform to let those whose lives have been touched by cancer know they are not alone.”
During the event at Duly Health and Care Field, Duly providers will be on hand near left field to talk with attendees and provide educational materials to promote screenings for various cancers such as breast, cervical, colon, lung, skin, and prostate. A Duly dermatologist will offer free rapid skin checks and provide guidance on skin cancer prevention.
Cancer patients and cancer survivors will be honored during a pre-game parade, and Dr. Nafisa Burhani, an oncologist and hematologist at Duly Health and Care will throw out the first pitch.
In addition, The American Cancer Society’s giant pink inflatable chair will be on hand for photos, and attendees will have the opportunity to capture memorable moments with one of the Slammers’ mascots.
Gates open at 5:35 p.m., and the event starts at 6:35 p.m. Tickets are available for $2 each.
For tickets, visit jolietslammers.com
About Duly Health and Care
Duly Health and Care is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician-directed medical group in the nation with more than 1,000 primary care and specialty care physicians and more than 7,000 team members, in over 150 locations. The Duly Health and Care brand encompasses three medical groups – DuPage Medical Group, Quincy Medical Group and The South Bend Clinic. The organization is wholly dedicated to helping all it serves flourish by challenging the expected to deliver the extraordinary in health and care.
Duly Health and Care physicians and team members support individuals in their personal health journeys each year, helping each one meet their extraordinary potential through a holistic care delivery model designed to make health and care welcoming, simplified and personalized. For more information, visit www.dulyhealthandcare.com.