There has been a lot in the news lately about the concussion rate among football players in the NFL. However, it is also important to raise awareness of the rapid increase in brain cancer and brain tumor diagnoses in the MLB.
Each year more than 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor, and with 120 different types of brain tumors, finding an effective treatment is a complicated process that requires extensive research.
While there is no definitive link between baseball and brain cancer, there is some major league coincidence in the rise of brain cancers among professional baseball players. So much so that the players themselves are lending their voice to help spread awareness in hopes of finding a cure. Recently, Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees, Chris Capuano of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Eric Young of the New York Mets filmed PSAs in support of Voices Against Brain Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of, and funds for, brain cancer research. Take a look:
Hope you are having a great week. Happy Thoughtful Thursday!