Stream for Prostate Cancer
How to Get Started Streaming with ZERO
If you need assistance with getting your fundraiser set up, you can join our Discord to ask for assistance or email email@example.com.
Once your fundraiser is up and running, all it takes is a bit of planning and promotion to turbo-charge your fundraising efforts.
Choose a Hook Add a bit of spectacle by settling on a special activity, theme, or big reveal for your fundraiser. Give it a name and create promotional materials, so that it feels like a can’t-miss event within your community. <br> ZERO hosts several campaigns throughout the year, including Grow & Give and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. These are excellent opportunities to support the cause and raise awareness.
Set up Your Tools We recommend customizing your fundraising page, including explaining your efforts towards the cause, including photos, and adding any custom graphics you’ve made for the campaign. Bonus points for configuring custom overlays in your broadcasting software, including a progress thermometer, donor list, and gift alerts!
Motivate Donors Come up with something spectacular when you’ve reached milestones and your overall fundraising goal. Donor perks are a great way to encourage giving, whether it’s a shout-out during your stream, giving access to custom content, offering to have a multiplayer session with donors, or even a giveaway.
Spread the Word Promote early and often! Chat about your plans in streams leading up to the fundraiser and post about it on social media and Discord. Add a fundraising link to your streaming profile, and if you’re in touch with other content creators outside of their streams, ask if they’ll mention it.
Team Up If you participate in active Discords, throw out the word about your upcoming fundraiser to see if any other streamers have interest in joining a fundraising team. Fundraising teams are easy to set up and a great way to engage in friendly competition.
Go Live Now it’s time to fundraise! It may be intimidating at first, but don’t sweat it, everyone is there to help support the cause. Be sure to mention the cause frequently and don’t be afraid to ask for donations, it will encourage giving and keep it fresh as viewers come and go during your stream. Check out the next section for some quick stats and talking points about the impact of each gift. And be sure to show the love each time a viewer donates!
Celebrate the Good You’ve Done Thank you! Whether you’ve raised a buck or a billion, you’re making a difference by raising awareness about a deadly – but wholly preventable – disease, and helping patients who have nowhere else to turn! After the fundraiser, be sure to thank your donors and tell the stream what an impact they’ve had.
Make It Outlandish
Promise to take a pie to the face. Cosplay as something ridiculous. Do a 24-hour marathon, watch a terrible movie, try to beat a game with starting weapons, or slog through a game you'd prefer not to touch with a 10-foot pole.
Nothing brings forth the gifts like unleashing your audience's inner troll. Just be sure to keep it safe and within the boundaries of the platform's Terms of Service.
1. It’s Very Similar to Breast Cancer
But awareness, research funding, and early detection lag far behind.
2. A Prostate Cancer Patient Dies Every 15 Minutes
Early detection of the disease can increase the chance of survival
3. 1 in 8 Men Get It
Most common male cancer (and that’s just the ones we know about; many cases go undetected).
4. Black Men Die 2.1X More
And are 1.7X more likely to get prostate cancer than all other races.
5. Veterans Have Double the Risk
Nearly 500,000 in the VA, and usually have to travel for specialist care.
6. The Situation Gets Worse Each Year
More prostate cancer diagnoses and deaths (other forms of cancer are improving).
Frequently Asked Questions
Donations, other ways to give, and where the money goes
Content, Behavior, and Getting Help from ZERO
Our talking points and stats are always safe to share. As for the medicine, best to leave that discussion between doctors and patients. ZERO doesn’t back any specific treatments, and our website has all kinds resources for those who need to know more about the disease.
About Prostate Cancer
ZERO has lead the charge on Capitol Hill to expand and protect prostate cancer research, securing more than $2 Billion in Federal funding to date. We’ve worked with State governments and the VA, expanding healthcare coverage and pathways to treatment for men who have increased risk of prostate cancer, including military veterans, African Americans, and those with family histories. And we’ve awarded millions in community grants for local patient support, testing, education, and research.