ZERO has joined forces with Nashville recording artist and former American Idol contestant Jimmy Charles to raise awareness about prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in nine American men. Charles penned the hit “Superman” in honor of prostate cancer patients and survivors, and performs the song at ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walks across the nation, giving hope and comfort to thousands of men and families fighting the disease.
Charles, a Baltimore native, connected with a prostate cancer patient at Chesapeake Urology, one of ZERO’s Run/Walk partners. After spending time together and learning about the struggles that men and families face when fighting cancer, Charles was inspired to pen “Superman”. During the time he was recording the song, Charles unexpectedly lost his own father.
“It feels good to be able to provide comfort to families facing cancer through my gift of music,” said Charles. “Recording the song helped me deal with the loss of my dad, knowing that I could help other families that were suffering.”
Jimmy and his song have garnered both national and local media attention. He performed live at Run/Walks across the nation in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017 Jimmy was also named “Top Outstanding Young Tennessean of the Year.”
Learn more about Jimmy Charles on his website.