Federal Research Funding
Over the past 15 years, ZERO has increased the federal investment in prostate cancer research from $80 million to nearly $500 million annually. Nearly every treatment breakthrough in prostate cancer in the last five years has been funded by, at least in part, federal funding secured by ZERO.
ZERO spearheaded the creation of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for Prostate Cancer at the Department of Defense. The program funds $80 million in research each year. The program specializes in speeding new treatments from the science bench to the patient's bedside. Every dollar donated to ZERO is leveraged into $80 for research at the DOD.
Great Prostate Cancer Challenge & DASH FOR DAD
In 2008, ZERO started the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge/DASH FOR DAD race series by partnering with large group urology practices like Chesapeake Urology and Urology Associates of Nashville to build the premier men's health event series in America. In 2012, we hosted 32 races with more than 15,000 participants. In 2013, the race series will become the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run, with run/walk events in 38 cities across the nation.
Drive Against Prostate Cancer
More than 120,000 men have been tested for free on board the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile medical program since 2002. By testing at risk men and tracking high PSA test results, the Drive has alerted men to see their doctor and provided them with potentially lifesaving information.
Summit to End Prostate Cancer
As the largest annual prostate cancer advocacy gathering in Washington, D.C., the Summit to End Prostate Cancer hosts more than 200 participants each year. Advocates meet with elected officials and raise awareness of the importance of prostate cancer research funding. In 2013, the event will become the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit and will bring even more advocates to our nation's capital.