Cancer Treatment Centers of America

National Basketball Retired Players Association

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) have partnered to increase the awareness of early detection screening, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer among alumni players, fans, and men across the country. 

“Our collaboration provides a remarkable and necessary opportunity to address a major health concern among our athletes and larger fan base across the nation,” said Thurl Bailey, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the NBRPA. “For our members currently in need of care, we are thrilled to have such valuable support in our effort to educate men about the importance of prostate cancer screening.”                                                  

NBRPA is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a two-pronged mission to assist former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players in their transition from the playing court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson.

The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President & CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Otis Birdsong, Vice Chairman Thurl Bailey, Treasurer Marvin Roberts, Secretary Steve Hayes, Past Chairman Robert A. (Bob) Elliott, Past Chairman George Tinsley, Rick Barry, Dwight Davis, Spencer Haywood, Nancy Lieberman, Johnny Newman and Eldridge Recasner.

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