On June 28, the Pirate Parrot, who has been riding his motorcycle across the state for a prostate cancer awareness campaign, "Cruise for a Cure," stopped at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Accompanying the Pirate Parrot was the Pirates' Cannonball Crew and Ike the Spike, the mascot of the State College Spikes.
During their visit, they greeted visitors, volunteers and employees and posed for fun photos. In addition, those who contributed toward the fundraiser received a variety of Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia.
The Pirate Parrot, in partnership with Mosites Motorsports, began his 700-mile motorcycle journey on June 25. During the cross-state trip and back, the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team mascot made three stops: Altoona, Philadelphia, and State College. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds for prostate cancer research while also raising awareness about the disease.
The Pirate Parrot, atop his motorcycle, rolled onto the outdoor set of Central PA LIVE prior to visiting the Medical Center, appearing with Howard Miller, MD, urologist, Mount Nittany Physician Group, and host Sarah Swistak.