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New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia

East Coast Metro Region

Your Impact with ZERO

With your help, ZERO is building communities of support across the country to ensure no one faces prostate cancer alone. Together, we are saving lives.

$8,044,530
in debt relief for patients who had nowhere else to turn.
5,396
patients received free, expert case management through ZERO360.
43,683
individuals in local support groups, mentorship, and online communities.
No One Fights Alone
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I'm grateful to become part of the ZERO community. My bond with my father has grown immensely through our time volunteering to help raise awareness on men’s health specifically around prostate cancer.

— Eric Menninger
Eric Menninger

Prostate Cancer in %location

As prostate cancer statistics continue to rise, the awareness, education, and direct support ZERO provides is more critical than ever.

288,300
will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2023.
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Learn prostate cancer statistics in the East Coast Metro region

See full statistics in your states including new diagnoses, national rankings, local research, ZERO’s initiatives, and more.

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Overcoming Barriers to Prostate Cancer Care in Our Community

Everyone deserves a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive prostate cancer — no matter where you live, or what your race, sexual orientation, financial resources, or physical abilities are. Together we are unstoppable: building a community of support, raising awareness, and creating solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community.

Achieving Health Equity

Peer support is a click away

Join a support group to share experiences and gain support from others in your area who have also been affected by prostate cancer. Virtual support groups are available, groups that serve specific communities including Women and Caregivers, Black men, LGBTQIA+, deaf and hard of hearing, and those grieving the the loss of a loved one to prostate cancer.

Peer Support Options
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More help and support

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Life became so much harder when we found out dad had prostate cancer, and even harder when he passed. Finding ZERO has truly helped me begin to grieve through advocating and fundraising in my dad's name. Thank you for always finding new platforms for us all to tell our stories and more than anything, thank you for all the love and support you provide to us!

— Athena Casamento
Athena & Keith Casamento
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How will you help end prostate cancer?

Volunteer

Help During an Event

I'm helping stop cancer shirt

We would love for you to join us at one of our Run/Walks or Tee-Offs! Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Run/Walk, helping to set up, clean up, hand out water and snacks, direct runners and walkers on the course, check in participants, hand out t-shirts, and more.

Serve on an Event Committee

Hampton Roads committee members

Leverage your network to help secure event sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and participants. Attend virtual committee meetings to help make the event a success.

Educate in Your Community

Table at a Local Health Fair or Community Event

The Nikituks and Dr. Hill Tabling

Set up a table and pass out educational materials. Mingle with the community and let them know all about ZERO and the support programs we offer.

Speak Out About Prostate Cancer

Request Proclamations in Your Area

Fighting Men Fighting Cancer Support Group Proclamation

A proclamation is an official designation within a city, state, or county to honor and raise awareness for a certain day or month. It brings awareness to prostate cancer by reminding communities of the burden of prostate cancer on men and their families. The public can request a proclamation at any point during the year.

Be a Brand Ambassador

Sign that reads #End Prostate Cancer

Mobilize your network through sharing ZERO's message on social media. Share educational materials with medical practices and other businesses. Tag us with the hashtag #zeroprostatecancer.

Chapter Sponsors

As champions to end prostate cancer, these passionate chapter sponsors are making a difference in the lives of patients and families. To become a chapter sponsor in the East Coast Metro region, contact our local chapter director.

New York Proton Center

Medical Partners

Our medical partners play a critical role in making the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series a success as well as helping to educate patients nationwide. We work collaboratively with medical professionals, dedicated doctors, and staff to make a difference for patients and families. If you would like to learn more and join our group of amazing medical partners, contact our local chapter director.

Free Screening Near You

Free screenings are often part of community events, though several county or state health departments also offer free screening for those who qualify.

Early detection can save your life, and many hereditary and occupational factors can increase your chances of having prostate cancer.

Talk to your doctor about getting tested, and see nearby locations where you might qualify for free psa screening.

Screening Resources
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Community Partners

Our chapter team members are master relationship builders! Connecting with local and regional community and corporate entities who want to be part of the fight against prostate cancer is their passion. With the support of community partners, we’re increasing awareness and growing education about prostate cancer to save lives. A big thank you to our community partners in the East Coast Metro area.

  • Sewell, NJ: Fighting Men Fighting Cancer at Jefferson Hospital support group
  • Cherry Hill, NJ: New Jersey Urology CFAT support group
  • Short Hills, NJ: Urology Society of New Jersey
  • Monroe County, NJ: Hackensack Meridian Health support group
  • Freehold, NJ: Man to Man support group
  • Philadelphia, PA: Fox Chase support group
  • Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Urological Society
  • Suffern, NY: BonSecour Urology Practice support group
  • New York City, NY: Memorial Sloan Kettering support group
  • New York City, NY: NYU Langone support group
  • Syracuse, NY: Upstate Men to Men support group
  • Syracuse & Rochester, NY: New York State Urologic Society

Meet the ZERO Team

Our local East Coast Metro staff would love to connect, learn how we can support you, and share more about how you can join the fight against prostate cancer.

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Corinne Bombowsky

Director, East Coast Metro Chapter
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