NY Mets Ron Darling on Sunrise

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter passed away in February of this year after a 10-month battle with an aggressive type of brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In honor of his former New York Mets teammate and dear friend, Ron Darling is partnering with leading neuro-oncologist, Dr. Andrew B. Lassman, to provide support and steps for patients, as well as their families and friends, to take if facing a brain tumor diagnosis.

This initiative, which is dubbed, "Moments That Matter," helps remind people touched by brain tumors that they are not alone. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, there will be nearly 23,000 new cases of brain tumors diagnosed in 2012. Dr. Lassman will help explain what it means to be diagnosed with a brain tumor, while Mr. Darling will provide perspective on how to help support a loved one with the disease. Mr. Darling and Dr. Lassman will be available for interviews on Friday September 21st. Additionally, Ron Darling can provide his picks for winners and losers as we head into the post season.

Ron Darling was a starting pitcher in MLB, playing for the New York Mets, Oakland Athletics and Montreal Expos. Darling's illustrious career highlights include winning the famous 1986 World Series championship with the New York Mets, as well being a recipient of a Gold Glove Award. Mr. Darling is a two-time Emmy award winning broadcaster who currently serves as a color commentator for national baseball coverage on TBS, as well as for the New York Mets.

Dr. Lassman is Chief of Neuro-Oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. He received his doctor of medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.