(August 19, 2017)
COOPERSTOWN, NY – The National Baseball Hall of Fame wants to help you cover all the bases when it comes to your health.
That’s why they’ve launched their inaugural Base Line Health Weekend featuring programs and activities dedicated to the importance of health awareness.
The highlight of the weekend was an appearance Saturday by award winning Kansas City sportscaster and cancer survivor, Danny Clinkscale.
He was at the Hall of Fame, discussing and signing copies of his book Leaving Cancer for the Circus.
He also talked about the importance of getting regular checkups, including cancer screenings.
“Well, I think men in general are not so hot about their health. They don’t like to go to the doctor, or they find things like that embarrassing. You know, probing into their being, or worse. You just can’t let that get in the way of your health. What would you rather do? Not feel a little funny or not go to the doctor and have the doctor inspect you, or get cancer and potentially die. It’s a pretty easy choice.”
If Clinkscale’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he started his career in Utica at WIBX radio, broadcasting many area sporting events.
He’ll be back at the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday at 11am discussing and signing his book. A portion of each sale of the book will go to Coaches versus Cancer.
Clinkscale, by the way, says he recently had a checkup and is cancer free.