WE ARE A
RESOURCE

For anyone with questions
about prostate cancer

WE SURROUND
YOU WITH SUPPORT

You are not alone. We will help
you navigate the road ahead

WE WILL GUIDE YOU

Through these intersections
in life and onto the right
road toward recovery

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ABOUT US

Known throughout the Valley and the game of baseball for his never-ending positivity and pioneering spirit, D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall turned the franchise into a model organization focused on a fan experience and corporate culture that was second-to-none, paired with the goal of competing for a championship on the field each year and giving back to the community in a meaningful way. But Hall faced his biggest challenge in September, 2011 when he learned that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer at the young age of 42. Determined to face this challenge in the same fashion that led to him becoming one of Major League Baseball’s top executives, Hall immediately penned a note to his staff letting them know of his diagnosis. “Why would I share with you all so openly?” read the message, which was sent before even alerting his children. “Because I share everything with you, my family. And you will help me and my beautiful immediate family get through this. I will win! Survival rate is high, and I will be an "add on" to the statistics.”

Within days, Hall began using his platform as one of the state’s most influential business leaders to encourage all men to get tested after age 40, as his early diagnosis led to his successful surgery and treatment, as well as a current clean bill of health. Over the course of the next year, the 20+ year veteran of professional baseball management spoke openly and often about the challenges he faced, with hundreds of people reaching out to explain how his diagnosis had led them to get tested. One in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime and it became Hall’s hope that he and his wife, Amy, as well as their three children could do more than just raise awareness for early testing.

In January 2013, the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation was officially launched as a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving as a comprehensive tool for those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families to help them understand the challenges and choices they face and how they can maintain a “pro” state of mind. For Hall, it was this approach and the support of those around him that helped him get through the most difficult time of his life and has put him and the D-backs back on the winning track.

Nearly one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and almost 250,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, with almost 30,000 men succumbing to the disease on an annual basis, according to the American Cancer Society. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer but there are millions of cases of men who beat the disease and live long and healthy lives. Derrick Hall is one of those men and with each every visitor to this site and every dollar donated to the cause, millions of people around the world and their families can be impacted in a positive way.

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