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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Malcolm Carmine

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

Stephen was diagnosed with Stage II prostate cancer in 2006. After considering his treatment options, he had a radical prostatectomy ... Read More
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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
“For black men on the planet, this is one of our No. 1 killers," Christie said in an interview to The Columbus Dispatch. "For me, as a black man, if they can see another brother out there going through this and talking about it, maybe I can get more brothers to get checked out."

Ray Christie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When George Hopkins went in for his routine physical in 2012, he did not expect to find out he had ... Read More
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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
Staying true to his upbeat personality, Randy Kam, 57, jokingly shows off the tattoo he got after completeing his 50th marathon, 26.2, the number of miles in the run. Despite a diagnosis of stage 4 prostate cancer, the Fullerton resident and dentist will be taking part in the OC Marathon with a sign on his back urging men to get screened. He is undergoing chemo therapy.

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Fullerton resident and dentist Randy Kam, 57, has run more than 120 marathons. He's running in the O.C. Marathon May 3, despite a diagnosis of Stage 4 prostate cancer. He will run with a sign on his back urging men to get screened.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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