Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prostate Cancer Foundation to honor Sixers owner

The Prostate Cancer Foundation will honor 76ers managing owner Josh Harris during the 11th annual Philadelphia PCF fundraiser on Oct. 2. The team also announced Thursday that it will partner with the organization.

Prostate Cancer Foundation to honor Sixers owner

76ers managing owner Joshua Harris (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)
76ers managing owner Joshua Harris (Akira Suwa/Staff Photographer)

The Prostate Cancer Foundation will honor 76ers managing owner Josh Harris during the 11th annual Philadelphia PCF fundraiser on Oct. 2. The team also announced Thursday that it will partner with the organization.

“Having lost my father to prostate cancer, this is a cause that is very personal to me,” Harris said in a statement. It is “one that fuels my desire to support men's health initiatives and encourage healthy lifestyle, fitness and nutritional choices. And I will certainly continue to provide the resources necessary in the fight for a cure."

The PCF is the leading philanthropic organization for raising money and prostate cancer research.  Julius “Dr.J” Erving, the Sixers strategic advisor and former great, will make a special appearance at the fundraiser.

About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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