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Meet ZERO’s Heroes

ZERO’s Heroes is an initiative aimed to unite the prostate cancer community, help our voices be heard, and take action to end prostate cancer. We invite you to take a few minutes today to showcase your courage and strength to inspire and connect with those who have been touched by this disease.

We welcome everyone who has been touched by prostate cancer including survivors, family members, volunteers, friends, caregivers, researchers, medical providers and our corporate and non-profit partners to join us as warriors in our fight against prostate cancer.

With each personal story, ZERO’s Heroes will raise awareness and shed light on the journey to end prostate cancer. Thank you for being a pioneer to help build our ZERO’s Heroes community, submit your story here.

At ZERO, we’re fighting to end prostate cancer 365 days a year. Meet some of the patients and families for whom we are fighting.

Steve Abbott

Steve Abbott was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago, at age 50. Following a radical prostatectomy in September 2013, ... Read More

Judy Berman and Bob Thompson

As is often the case, Judy Berman had to corral her husband to go to his routine physical exam in ... Read More

Daniel Blount

Daniel Blount was 56 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer through an annual check-up. However, after a prostatectomy and ... Read More

Dan Brown

A dedicated road cyclist and hiker, Dan Brown began his prostate cancer journey with a back injury over Thanksgiving 2016 ... Read More

Jean Bruggman

Jean Bruggman’s dad was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer when she was 17 years old. Originally given a year ... Read More

Miguel Buddle

When Miguel Buddle was serving in the Army in 1996, an annual physical revealed a nodule on the back of ... Read More

Anna Carabetta

The day that shattered Anna and her husband Joe’s world began like any other. At his annual physical exam, Joe’s ... Read More

Malcolm Carmine

Before he was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer at age 49 in May 2014, Malcolm Carmine received misdiagnoses from ... Read More

Nick Cascio

Nick Cascio’s prostate cancer diagnosis was prompted when he moved from Stroudsburg to the Lehigh Valley and changed doctors. He ... Read More

Stephen Casper

Stephen was diagnosed with Stage II prostate cancer in 2006. After considering his treatment options, he had a radical prostatectomy ... Read More

Aram Chakerian

Aram Chakerian initially didn’t believe his urologist when he told him he needed a prostate biopsy due to a rising ... Read More

Ray Christie

Ray Christie was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 at age 54. At the time, his doctor gave him six ... Read More

Mike Crosby

Mike Crosby is a retired US Naval Commander and now serves as the President of Green Life Can, LLC. He ... Read More

Richard Dalton

Richard Dalton was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. Though his doctor strongly recommended surgery – even going so far ... Read More

Grace, Danielle, Marlene, and José “Pepe” DeLeon

José “Pepe” DeLeon was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002. Several months after having his prostate removed, follow-up tests revealed ... Read More

Evan Denhart

When his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the young age of 54, Evan Denhart knew he had to ... Read More

Dave Deschenes

Dave Deschenes was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the young age of 38 following a routine physical exam. With a ... Read More

Sarah Dunn, Amy Donaldson, and Julie Tofte

Sarah Dunn, Amy Donaldson, and Julie Tofte were born and raised in Napa Valley, CA. After losing their grandfather to ... Read More

Bob Evensen

When Bob’s father, grandfather, and two uncles were all diagnosed with prostate cancer, he knew that he had to be ... Read More

Warren Foster

When Warren Foster – a San Francisco resident and avid body builder – was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ... Read More

Rob Freitas

Rob Freitas doesn’t let his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment stop him from living his life. Diagnosed with prostate cancer ... Read More

Sherry Galloway

Nearly ten years ago, Sherry Galloway’s son Jeremy lost his battle with advanced metastatic disease at the young age of ... Read More

Mitchell Garber

In May of 2016, Mitchell Garber was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a two-year period of a doubling PSA. Though ... Read More

Robert Ginyard

Robert Ginyard’s major battle used to be raising capital and launching his own business. He never imagined that he would ... Read More

Mark Good

Mark Good was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013, a diagnosis he received almost simultaneously with his two brothers. With ... Read More

John Graham

Eight years ago John was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer. He was only 55 years old and had been ... Read More

Idola Henry Gunn

When Art Gunn asked his wife to take him to the Emergency Room on January 1, 2008, Idola was alarmed ... Read More

Charlie Hill

Charlie Hill is a prostate cancer warrior. He has spoken at ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk events in Virginia Beach, and ... Read More

The Hoetgers

Ray Hoetger received his first PSA test more than a decade ago, at the age of 52. He was given ... Read More

George Hopkins

When George Hopkins went in for his routine physical in 2012, he did not expect to find out he had ... Read More

Nicola Howard

Nicola Howard’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000, at the age of 73. Seven years later, he lost ... Read More

Jeff Jernigan

Jeff Jernigan knows that he would not be alive today if not for a PSA test during his annual physical ... Read More

Mat Jones

In 2016, Mat raced IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder with Team ZERO to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The team's slogan is ... Read More

Randall Kam

Randall Kam has Stage IV prostate cancer, but he doesn’t let that stop him. After completing the Long Beach Marathon ... Read More

Stuart Kilgore

When Stuart Kilgore’s annual check-up revealed an elevated PSA in September of 2012, he was only 51 years old. He ... Read More

Don LaFollette

When Don LaFollette – a 45-year-old Paraglider Pilot – found out that an old friend was battling breast cancer and ... Read More

Joshua Lerman

Joshua Lerman first learned about prostate cancer at 27 years old, when his father fought, and ultimately lost, his battle ... Read More

Landi Maduro

A few years ago Landi’s filmmaking partner, E. Chris Edwards, came to her with an idea for a new film ... Read More

Dr. Jim McAndrew

Dr. Jim McAndrew and his wife, Cynthia, began the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in Tyler to honor his father and ... Read More

Christine McMillan

Twenty-three years ago, Christine McMillan’s maternal grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Little did she know the impact that the ... Read More

Todd McMillon

Todd McMillon was just 39 years old when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A husband, father, and former cornerback ... Read More

Tony Minter

When Tony Minter was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, he was 50 years old and had been monitoring his ... Read More

Doyle Minton

In September of 1993 at the age of 46, Doyle Minton was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He’d been feeling sluggish ... Read More

Val Moore

For years Val Moore wanted to host her own “walk” event to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, a ... Read More

Scott Moore

Scott Moore was driving home from work one day when intuition stopped him in his tracks. Something just didn’t feel ... Read More

Sam Mullins

Sam Mullins’ father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013. A year later, Sam - an Air Force veteran - ... Read More

Don Murphy

Don Murphy was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014, only ten months after he retired. He was 55 and ... Read More

The Nikituks

Paul Nikituk was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2005, and lost his battle to the disease just 14 short ... Read More

Brian Nolen

Brian Nolen was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer when he was just 49 years old. In February of 2016, ... Read More

Donald Paul

Donald Paul was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997, and underwent a radical prostatectomy to treat his disease. His PSA ... Read More

Johnny Payne

Johnny Payne is a seasoned prostate cancer advocate and educator. Diagnosed in 2001 in his mid-50s, Johnny was not being ... Read More

David Phillips

After his uncle was diagnosed with prostate cancer in his 70s, David Phillips became aware of his need to be ... Read More

David Pieper

Ever since David Pieper’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer nearly 20 years ago, he has been proactive and aware ... Read More

Hallie Estrada and Randy John

Randy John was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in December of 2014. For his daughter Hallie, the hardest part is ... Read More

Peter L. Roberts

Fourteen years ago, Peter Roberts was given six months to live. He was fifty years old and had just been ... Read More

Gregory Robertson

In 2008 Gregory Robertson made his first appointment with a urologist. He had a few issues with his insurance and ... Read More

Chas Rodgers

Chas Rodgers was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in April 2013 on his 45th birthday. That same year, he ... Read More

Mike Rotz

Mike Rotz always knew he had to be tested for prostate cancer. Having lost his grandfather and two great uncles ... Read More

Robert Rummage

Robert was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer on his 60th birthday. It was February 2015, and he’d visited the ... Read More

David Sauls

David Sauls was always proactive about his health and got tested regularly for prostate cancer. When he was diagnosed at ... Read More

Suzanne Schlernitzauer

Suzanne Schlernitzauer’s brother Terry was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he was 59 years old. After undergoing cyber knife therapy, ... Read More

The Schwartz Family

The fiercely passionate Schwartz family of Atlanta, GA has been dedicated to ending prostate cancer for three generations. William (Bill) ... Read More

Austin Six

Austin Six began PSA testing at age 44. His father was diagnosed with the disease at age 73 and opted ... Read More

Charles Sweeney

In July 2007, Charles Sweeney was a healthy 59-year-old man who had retired with his wife, Claire. At his annual ... Read More

Paul Taylor

Col. Paul Taylor was set to deploy to Afghanistan in 2012 when he was diagnosed with stage IV prostate cancer ... Read More

Lauren Taylor

Four years ago, Lauren’s father, Col. Paul Taylor, was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer at the young age of ... Read More

Donald and Nick Vann

When Nick and his family learned that his father - Donald J. Vann Jr. - had prostate cancer at only ... Read More

Jerry Woolverton

Jerry knew prostate cancer could be in his future after he watched his father battle and beat the disease. After ... Read More