No matter what complications arose from his disease, he continued to stay strong and fight as best he could. In 2015, his doctors discovered that his cancer had spread. On September 1st, 2015, Lindsay’s father lost his battle with prostate cancer. It was seven years after his initial diagnosis and two years longer than his first prognosis had predicted.
Throughout her father’s prostate cancer journey, Lindsay was not only a caretaker and dedicated daughter, she was a tough, passionate advocate for him. She attended his doctors’ appointments and ensured his business was running smoothly in his absence.
When my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I did as much research as I could about the disease, and that’s how I found ZERO and their Run/Walk event in Austin.
Lindsay and her family have supported the Run/Walk in Austin since 2013, and truly believe in the importance of getting the community together for a fun, active way to raise awareness and funds. The sense of camaraderie and hope created by these events is making a true difference.
The 2015 event was Lindsay’s first Run/Walk without her father. Although it was difficult, she wanted to continue her support for ZERO’s work to end prostate cancer in her father’s memory.
 was my first race without my dad. It’s always going to be difficult, but my family and I are thrilled to see how hard ZERO is working to try and end this disease.
In 2016, Lindsay attended the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit in Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased prostate cancer research funding on Capitol Hill. She remains a tireless advocate for prostate cancer awareness, fighting for other daughters, so they won’t lose their fathers to the disease.
There are a lot of big misconceptions out there about prostate cancer. Once I did some research and realized how serious the disease could be, I wanted to help my dad be as informed as possible. My dad was always excited about the ZERO events, and now I want to keep raising awareness and money for ZERO in his memory.