Twins do their part to raise cancer awareness

Minnesota joins MLB in donning special blue uniforms this Father's Day Weekend

Twins do their part to raise cancer awareness

MINNEAPOLIS -- This Father's Day Weekend, Major League Baseball is doing its part to raise awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for research to fight the disease.

The Twins will join in, donning specialty uniforms and caps for their doubleheader with the Tribe on Saturday and the series finale on Sunday. MLB plans to donate all royalty payments to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer.

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation is also conducting the "Home Run Challenge" this year. Fans can make a one-time monetary donation or pledge for every homer hit by their favorite team between June 1-18. More than $3 million has been pledged by fans and the 30 clubs thus far.

Shane Jackson is a reporter for based in Minneapolis. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.