Pelicans manager gets in-game prostate exam
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:55:00 GMT —
The general manager of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans got a prostate exam during the 7th inning stretch of the game Thursday night, while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Andy Milovich had the exam done to raise awareness for cancer. The team's Prostate Awareness Night was also set for Thursday night.
Dr. Neal Shore with Atlantic Urology Clinics said men between the ages of 40 and 50 should get an exam even if no symptoms are present. He said 240,000 men get prostate cancer a year.
"Unfortunately about 30,000 men die annually of prostate cancer in the U.S.," said Dr. Shore.
Milovich, 45, said Thursday afternoon before the exam that he was a little nervous since it is his first time having a prostate exam.
"The game plan is for me to sing the anthem from the press box window with a curtain that covers me from the waist down, so that I'll be bent over out of the window," Milovich said.
Milovich said he would have the exam done if the "Fierce Fallon" Facebook page got 10,000 likes by noon on Thursday.
The page belongs to Carolina Forest 10-year-old Fallon Emery who was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2013. The page has 11,350 likes as of around 4 p.m. Thursday.
"What she's going through as a 10-year-old girl is just heartbreaking and to have a day to recognize her, support her and generate the prayers and interest and support for her not only locally but across the country; it's really been amazing. We hope we can raise a lot of money to help them with the medical expenses as well," Milovich stated.
At the August 2 Pelicans game, there will be a fundraiser for Emery . For more information on that, click here.