It’s official: Pelicans GM will get in-game prostate exam

pels-newgmIt’s official: Myrtle Beach Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich is taking one for the team.

Last week, Milovich agreed to receive an in-game prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the team’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, July 24. … with one stipulation. Milovich accepted the challenge but only if the Fierce Fallon Facebook Page reached 10,000 “Likes” by noon before Thursday’s game.

As of Saturday, the page had more than 6,600 likes. On Monday afternoon, Fierce Fallon officially topped the 10,000 mark, setting the table for Milovich to undergo the procedure on Thursday night.

The Fierce Fallon Facebook Page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year old Fallon Emery who is battling brain cancer. The Fierce Fallon’s Facebook Page has showcased Fallon’s courageous battle and incredible spirit.  The community has rallied around Fallon and her Facebook Page to show both personal and financial support for Fallon and her family.

“Cancer has touched the Pelicans family in multiple ways over the last 12 months and we’re happy that we can play a small part in drawing awareness and raising funds to assist in this fight,” said Milovich.  “If ‘taking one for the team’ keeps one child from growing up fatherless, then it will be worth it.”

The team’s Strike Out Cancer efforts at Thursday’s game will feature a Prostate Exam Reminder Giveaway (a.k.a. a foam finger with a blue reminder ribbon) to the first 1,000 men 18 and older.  Ed Randall’s Bat for a Cure will also be on hand auctioning off a team signed bat and providing potentially lifesaving information.

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