ZEROHour Newsletter: September 2022
Make an Impact
This Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM), and for patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones, this is YOUR month. There are still two weeks left in the month to get involved and do your part to help spread awareness.
September is also a great time to donate because all gifts are doubled thanks to a special matching gift fund. Your support helps make early detection a priority and puts education and awareness resources in the hands of those who need them most.
Be sure to CLICK HERE and take our "Am I At Risk" Quiz. You can also listen to special PCAM Podcasts featuring Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French, Judas Priest's Rob Halford, and former NBA all-star Grant Hill.
Remember, early detection saves lives and that's exactly what Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is about.
Register for a ZERO Run/Walk in Your Community
There are more than 20 Run/Walks taking place this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
In August, four Run/Walks held in Omaha, NE, Lehigh Valley, PA, Cleveland, OH, and Morgantown, WV raised a combined $134,000 for prostate cancer patients and their families.
Congratulations to the top fundraising Run/Walk teams: First place was Team Papa JT from the Sacramento Run/Walk, who raised $6,000. Second place was Team TNT is Dynomite! from the Chicago SEA Blue Run/Walk, who raised $2,500. Third place was Team Valley VIPs from North Jersey, who raised $1,700.
Upcoming PCAM ZERO Run/Walks:
Friday, September 23
Saturday, September 24
Des Moines, IA
South Florida, FL
Sunday, September 25
Coachella Valley, CA
Kansas City, KS
To take part in a virtual Run/Walk, download the RunGo App. Register for your local event and choose the "Virtual Participant" option. You can participate any time during the weekend of September 30-October 2.
Advocacy in Action
On September 18 at the SEA Blue Run/Walk in Chicago, ZERO presented Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford with the Health Equity Advocacy Award. Rep. Ford turned his personal experience with prostate cancer into determination to ensure that no man and no family has the same experience he did. In addition to sharing his story and sponsoring free PSA testing events, Rep. Ford introduced legislation to eliminate cost-sharing for prostate cancer screening and diagnosis for high-risk men in the state of Illinois - legislation that was signed into law on June 10. Because of Rep. Ford's bill, thousands of men in the state will have one less barrier to the screening and early detection. ZERO is proud to have partnered with Rep. Ford in this effort.
In other news, New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne and New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez have introduced resolutions in Congress recognizing the importance of prostate cancer research, awareness, and access to early detection and treatment. To support this year's PCAM resolution, click below.
Register for the 2023
ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit
Registration is now officially open for the 2023 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit. Sign up during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and save 50% off your in-person registration fee, just use the code "EARLYBIRD" during registration. The Summit is the premier annual prostate cancer event, offering support, education, networking, and advocacy opportunities to empower those affected by the disease. The Summit will take place in person (in the Washington, D.C. area) and virtually (everywhere via computer or smartphone) on February 26-28, 2023. You don't want to miss this dynamic and interactive forum to connect, learn, and share hope.
Register for the
Health Equity Symposium
Everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive prostate cancer, regardless of race, sexual orientation, financial resources, physical abilities, or area of residence. This aspiration is called health equity, and it informs everything that ZERO does in empowering every person affected by prostate cancer.
Be a part of ZERO's Second Annual Health Equity Symposium. This important virtual event will take place on November 5, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern, and can be accessed online from any computer or mobile device. Register today for a chance to hear and interact with researchers, healthcare providers, patients, and community members committed to achieving prostate cancer health equity.
Join a Webinar or Online Event
September 20, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Physical and Mental Wellness In Prostate Cancer
Presented by Prostate Cancer Foundation
September 22, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Early Stage Prostate Cancer
Presented by National Comprehensive Cancer Network
September 29, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Impact Series: Men Who Have Sex With Men Webinar
Presented by Prostate Cancer Impact Alliance (PCIA)
Meet Robert Alexander, Sr.
Robert Alexander, Sr. is a prostate cancer survivor of 12 years. He has been involved with ZERO since 2018, starting as a participant at the Dayton, OH Run/Walk. Rob has participated in virtual Hill meetings and is a member of the 50 Vets in 50 States program, having served 20 years in the U.S Marine Corps. He is passionate about bringing awareness to as many patients and families as possible.» Learn about becoming a Champion
Tee-Off Against Prostate Cancer
Register for one of two remaining Tee-Off events October 10 in Farmers Branch, TX and October 23 in Scottsdale, AZ. Proceeds go to providing critical resources to prostate cancer patients and their families.
GROW & GIVE
Grow & Give for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Register today for Grow & Give, where 100% of funds raised helps fight prostate cancer and supports patients in need. There's no need to wait until November to get started. Register today to build a team. You can put down your razor, rock a boldly blue style, sport a cool blue manicure, or get your colleagues to chip in for a casual Friday at the office. Let's grow together! » Register for Grow & Give
Tune in to Twitch for the Apex Legends Charity Tournament, a gaming event supporting ZERO, on September 24, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ZERO will also be hosting a speedrunning event (a playthrough of a video game with the goal of completing it as quickly as possible) running all day on September 30. » Tune in to these events on Twitch
ZERO's Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet regularly. Many of these groups meet virtually and these meetings can be accessed by phone or by internet, and can be attended from any location. Other groups meet in person or offer a hybrid of virtual/in-person meetings. » Find a support group
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