The Run/Walk is going Virtual. Fundraise and join us on September 27!
The Kansas City Run/Walk is still on for September 27, but this year’s community celebration will be held online to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe from the spread of COVID-19. You can help prostate cancer patients who are stuck as the outbreak adds health risks, stops treatments, and multiplies financial pressures. Here’s how you can join the fight and make a difference:
1 Register for free to attend the September 27 celebration by creating a fundraising page.
2 Take action to fundraise. Online or offline, the only limit is your imagination! See how others are spreading the word.
3 Join us September 27 at this website for a livestreamed day of support and celebration for amazing men in the ZERO community!
Funds raised by the ZERO Run/Walk give direct support to patients in your community, a critical lifeline when they need it most. Men and families are depending on YOU to be there for them. Show them they're not alone: make a donation and inspire everyone you know!
Are YOU in?
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Stephanie is running the country in honor of her dad. She is getting sponsorships for each race she plans to virtually run - 37! She's raised more than $1,000 to date!
Create your own team shirts, hats, tanks and more by starting a fundraiser on Bonfire. Sara Barron from the Napa Valley race did and has great things to say about it, "Using Bonfire to create custom shirts, hats and tanks was super easy and helped kickstart my fundraising for the Virtual Napa Valley Run/Walk Celebration." Create your own Team apparel items through Bonfire and fundraise for ZERO today!
ZERO is proud to partner with Kansas City Urology Care to end prostate cancer.
Let us help you! Please reach out with any questions or if you need any help at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (202) 303-3110.
This year's event has gone virtual! Register for free and create your fundraising page today. All participants are eligible to earn fundraising rewards. We encourage everyone to tag @zerocancer on social media with the hashtag #ZEROStrong to talk about why you're participating and what you're doing.
Virtual Participant: Free
Fundraise with Shirt: $40
Offline Payments FAQ
What if people want to give me cash?
Consolidation is key, so please send a personal check covering the full amount, along with corresponding donations forms to ZERO. We will be able to credit your friends and family for their generosity if you include their information. If this is not possible, you can always bring the cash donations and a donation form to the race. Download ZERO’s donation form to let us know who donated.
Can I send you a check?
Donations can be mailed directly to ZERO or processed over the phone. Be sure to indicate the name of the event, and if applicable, the name of the team or individual whose fundraising efforts you are supporting. To process by phone please call ZERO at (202) 303-3110, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern). Checks can be sent to:
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
ATTN: Kansas City Race
P.O. Box 320942
Alexandria, VA 22320
Chapter Director Contact Information
Midwest: Emily Byrne,
About the Virtual ZERO Run/Walk Celebration
I look forward to the Run/Walk every year. What can I expect now that it’s virtual?
This year’s community celebration will be held online to help ensure that you and your loved ones are safe from the spread of COVID-19. This livestreamed virtual event will feature some of the best aspects of the in-person event, including family-friendly programming and activities, a celebration of our amazing fundraisers, and a #ZEROstrong ceremony that will honor local patients, caregivers, and survivors.
Where do I watch the online celebration?
Should I plan on running/walking?
Our focus is on celebrating the prostate cancer community, but we still encourage you to get active and do something that you love (run, hike, golf, yoga, swim, cook, color with your kids, take your dog for a walk, etc..). After all, staying active is one way to prevent prostate cancer! Be sure to commemorate your activity by sharing a photo on social media with the hashtag #ZEROstrong.
If you do choose to run or walk a 5K, website you can self-report your time and see how you stack up against other participants! You’ll even be able to download a finisher certificate! Stay tuned to emails that will provide this link.
I don’t see my name listed to submit my 5K time?
If you have registered in the last 48 hours there may be a delay in your name appearing. Please check back after this time has passed. If your name still does not appear please reach out to email@example.com.
I’m not a runner, how else can I get active for prostate cancer?
Fundraise by taking action for the cause and spreading the word! Go live on social media and invite your friends to watch and join you in the fun. You could host a simple stretching session, a trivia game or virtual movie night, lead a workout class, or dye your hair, do take the #PiesforProstates challenge!
You can also set up shop to get active! Start your own fundraiser -- whether it’s a lemonade stand, selling your own artwork or clothing, let your friends know that proceeds will benefit prostate cancer patients in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
However you get active and take action, you’ll be spreading crucial awareness for the cause and making direct support possible for the patients who have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Share how you’re getting active by posting a photo on social media using the hashtag #ZEROstrong.
There’s so much going on in the world right now. Why is prostate cancer still important?
One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and the funds raised are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. Your fundraising provides assistance to cancer patients who are at a high-risk of contracting COVID-19 due to already weakened immune systems. Learn more about what ZERO is doing to help the prostate cancer community during this time at zerocancer.org/coronavirus.
How much of the funds raised go to patients in need? How are the donations used?
100% of donations go to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, a registered 501(c)(3) organization (tax id 59-3400922).
The money raised by the event helps drive free prostate cancer testing throughout the country as well as in the communities of each Run/Walk location. Grants are also awarded in race communities wherever they’ll have the most local impact on new programs, patient support, early detection, and awareness efforts.
On a national level, your gift is invested to educate men about their risks, as well as to fund direct support for patients and their families. Finally, your dollars enable national efforts to protect and expand research funding and availability of care for prostate cancer testing and treatments.Additionally, funds raised during COVID-19 will help patients in dire need due to the economic and health consequences of the virus.
ZERO is the only national prostate cancer charity to receive the highest-possible 4-star rating for financial responsibility from Charity Navigator, and meets all 20 standards of accountability as an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau. And no other prostate cancer charity spends more per dollar on programs - more than 86 cents.
Find out more about how the money you raise helps end prostate cancer in the impact section of this website.
Are all donations tax-deductible? How can I receive an IRS tax receipt for my donation?
Yes. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. If the donation was made online, the tax receipt will be emailed to the email address provided. If you donated via check, you can request a tax receipt by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think my company matches employees’ charitable donations. How do I get this started?
When making your donation, please enter your company name in the matching gifts search tool. We'll have some information on whether or not your company matches, but please make sure to follow-up with your company to get this process started. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Can I continue to collect donations after the walk?
Absolutely! Participants can fundraise up until two weeks after the event to be eligible for fundraising rewards.
How much does it cost to register?
It’s free to register! We also have a $40 registration option that allows you to reserve a special t-shirt that will be mailed to you after the event. Don’t worry you can register for free and still earn the shirt by fundraising $40 by the event day as well!
I already registered for free, but want to change it so I can get a shirt. How can I do that?
You can make a $40 donation to your personal fundraising page before event day and still receive a shirt in the mail after the event.
Should I start a team or join as an individual?
If you have a friend or family member joining you, please start a team. If you are attending alone, please join as an individual. There is no minimum requirement for team size.
I accidentally registered as an individual and meant to join or start a team. What do I do?
No problem! If you would like to be added to a team or start your own team, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, team name, and what city’s race you’re taking part in.
I paid for a shirt when I registered and can no longer participate. Can I get a refund?
No. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on registration fees. We will still mail your shirt to you after the event.
Is the $40 registration fee for a shirt tax-deductible?
Yes, the $40 registration fee option is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The tax receipt will be emailed to the email address provided.
How do I register?
Click the button below and follow the steps to register. If you have any issues, please feel free to reach out to us at 202-303-3110.
Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in the Run/Walk?
No. There is no fundraising minimum, but we need your help to raise funds to provide programs that support prostate cancer patients and families in need during this dire time. Please consider making a self-donation or fundraise at least $100 to provide much needed support to men and families during COVID-19.
All registered participants and volunteers receive a personal fundraising page, fundraising coaching, and many tools, guides, and other resources to help you. To receive fundraising tips, email email@example.com.
I don’t want to donate online. Can I donate another way?
We can take donations via the phone or via mail as well. Call ZERO at 202-303-3110, Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. EST, and we can process a credit card payment over the phone. If mailing a check, please be sure to indicate the city name of the event, and the name of the team or individual whose fundraising efforts it is supporting. Checks should be sent to:
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
ATTN: Kansas City Race
P.O. Box 320942
Alexandria, VA 22320
What if someone gives me a cash donation?
Please send a personal check covering the amount, along with a corresponding donation form to ZERO. We will be able to credit your donors for their generosity if you include their contact information. If this is not possible, you can always bring the cash donations and donation forms to the race.
I received a donation, but don’t see it on my fundraising page?
All mailed donations should appear on your page within two weeks of being received by ZERO. If you do not see your donations on your page, please email ZERO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to fundraise, but I don’t know how. Where should I start?
We encourage all participants to customize their page with their own photo and story of why you’re participating. You can also send emails to friends and family, and easily track your donations. Please view our tips and tricks page for more information. You can also email ZERO’s National Events Team at email@example.com for assistance and ideas.
Does ZERO Provide any fundraising suggestions for those social distancing?
Yes! Please check out our social distancing fundraising guide here.
We also have some general participant and team captain guides that offer additional tips, tricks, and suggestions for making the most of your fundraising. Please note these guides were made prior to COIVD-19, so we ask that you please stay safe and considerate with all your fundraising activities. There are plenty of ways to get creative while social distancing!
Are there any awards or fundraising incentives for top fundraisers?
Yes! Our top three individual fundraisers, top three fundraising teams, and three largest teams will receive special recognition during the virtual celebration (please note that all donations need to be in your accounts by 3 p.m. on the day prior to event day to be eligible for these awards). There are also several individual fundraising rewards all participants are eligible to earn. Click here to learn more about our fundraising rewards.
How can I get more involved at ZERO?
ZERO has local chapters across the country, and many opportunities to get involved. Join us in fighting this awful disease by getting involved in your local community. Click here to contact your local Chapter Director.
ZERO’s Contact Information
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Celebration. Please contact us Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. All emails will be answered within 24 hours.
The Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Celebration is a time to come together, raise funds and sharing hope to declare one number above others: ZERO. Your participation makes a real difference in the lives of men and families fighting prostate cancer, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Your presence at this virtual celebration will show the love to patients, and help provide emotional and financial supports for men and families in their time of need.
The funds raised from Kansas City Run/Walk will provide support to patients through financial and emotional support programs and resources. With COVID-19, these funds are more critical than ever, as they’ll help in-need patients who are struggling through this crisis. YOU can make a difference for patients in your area! At ZERO, 86 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into our life-saving programs. No prostate cancer charity is more efficient at turning donations into a tangible impact in your local community, and we're the only ones with a best-possible 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.
With the rise of COVID-19, the nation’s only event series solely dedicated to prostate cancer knew that canceling the series was not an option, as the prostate cancer community needed more support than ever before. Every day, COVID-19 poses many challenges for vulnerable and immunocompromised cancer patients. ZERO’s virtual events will offer a beacon of hope and a way to make a difference for patients and their families who are struggling medically, financially, and emotionally.
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