Last month 150+ prostate cancer advocates stormed Capitol Hill for more than 180 meetings with elected officials to discus increased prostate cancer research funding for new treatments and diagnostics during the ZERO Annual Advocacy Summit.
We’re so thankful for all of our dedicated, passionate advocates for all of their hard work. Check out our Top 10 photos from this year’s Summit!
|We weren’t able to get everyone in this picture, but a large group of advocates posed for a shot before taking the Hill.|
|We were lucky to have Glenn Consor, Color Analyst and Post-Game Show Host for the Washington Wizards and a prostate cancer survivor, join us as our Keynote Speaker. Glenn spoke out about his disease for the first time at the Summit, sharing his story to help raise awareness in the sports community and beyond.|
|Burt Watson is a MMA and boxing legend and prostate cancer survivor. He revealed his diagnosis for the first time in February in order to raise awareness for early detection and testing, particularly in the African-American community.|
|John and Jennifer O’Connor were first-time Summit attendees this year who traveled all the way from Montana to advocate on the Hill!|
|We love this photo of our Texas advocates and their Congressman because it exhibits what this day on the Hill is all about – advocates sharing their story with their elected officials in order to affect positive change.|
|Steve and Caesar, both prostate cancer survivors, accepted this award on behalf of Prostate Network, a local advocacy and support group in Kansas City and a fantastic partner of ZERO.|
|Check them out! DeMetrius, Dan, and Chas are all advocates from California fighting alongside ZERO. Dan and DeMetrius fight on behalf of family and friends who have been diagnosed and Chas, a stage IV patient, for a future with his three young kids.|
|ZERO Board Member Robert Ginyard and prostate cancer survivor and official summit photographer Robert Herrera embrace after first connecting in 2017.|
|Ray Hensley is a prostate cancer survivor who, after attending the Summit in 2017, started his own “Weiner Walk” locally to raise funds for ZERO. This year he brought his daughter Cheyenne with him to D.C. to advocate for increased research funding.|
|Trevor Storie is our youngest prostate cancer survivor. Diagnosed at nine years old, Trevor has battled the disease twice and is now cancer-free. He has been attending the Summit since his diagnosis, sharing his story with his elected officials and connecting with other survivors. This year, Glenn Consor arranged for Trevor – a huge basketball fan – and his parents to serve as “Broadcaster for the Day” at a Washington Wizards game, interviewing players and calling the game court-side.|