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by Maria McCormack   |   January 5, 2021

The Best Things in Life are Unexpected

The phrase “the best things in life are unexpected” reigns true to my experience with ZERO. As I was searching for internships with different non-profit organizations, ZERO was the one that tugged at my heart the most. Having lost my father to cancer five years ago, I knew that I wanted to work for an organization that fights for men’s health and supports them mentally and emotionally. I felt a deep connection to the Caregiver Connector Program and have always wished for a program that supports the family because as you all know cancer does not just affect the one person diagnosed, but the whole family unit. 

During my time as a Fundraising & Development Intern, I have connected with hundreds of men and their families who are all linked together by one thing, prostate cancer. In my experience, I am so moved when I speak to a man who has been prostate cancer-free for many years but is still helping in the fight to end prostate cancer. Any donation, no matter how big or small, makes such a big impact in the lives of men and families fighting prostate cancer, whether it is towards research, education, or patient support. I believe so strongly that with the help of ZERO, the next generation will be the first generation free from prostate cancer. 

If you want to hear more about my ZERO internship, you can check out this short video: