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Midwest

More than 32,150 men in the Midwest will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022, with more than 4,080 local men expected to die this year alone. ZERO supports men and families in their own backyards by providing patient-centric programs in addition to our Run/Walk events. For more information on the current prostate cancer stats in your state, please click here.

MEET THE TEAM

Emily Sybrant | Central & Western Chapters Regional Director

Emily Sybrant | Central & Western Chapters Regional Director

Our Midwest Chapter encompasses Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. If you’re in the Midwest and want to get more involved in the fight to end prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in eight American men, please contact Emily.

To see what Emily is doing online in the Midwest, check out her social media linked below.

Contact Info: emily@zerocancer.org | 612-219-6972
 

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Tracy Cameron | Midwest Chapter Manager

Tracy Cameron | Midwest Chapter Manager

Meet Tracy Cameron, ZERO’s Midwest Chapter Manager! Tracy joins the ZERO team from Us TOO International where she served as the Office Manager. Tracy may be a familiar face for our ZERO Family in Chicago, where she has served as the Chicago Run/Walk Race Director for almost a decade. Tracy's focus will primarily be on the Midwest run/walks.

Contact Info: tcameron@zerocancer.org | 331-213-3178

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Kaitlin Myers | Manager, Midwest Development

Kaitlin Myers | Manager, Midwest Development

Kaitlin is the perfect fit to be ZERO’s Midwest Development Manager with her extensive project management and recruiting background. Kaitlin has previously worked for CGN Global and Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, where she was involved in individual case management, employer relations, project coordination, and seeking to help families better their unique situations.

Contact Info: kaitlin@zerocancer.org | 309-258-6100

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CHAPTER SPONSORS

Our chapter sponsors play a critical role in making the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series a success in our communities. As champions to end prostate cancer, these passionate chapter sponsors are making a difference in the lives of patients and families. To become a chapter sponsor in the Midwest, contact Emily Sybrant.

EVENTS

Run/Walk

Location
Date/Time
Address
Join the Event
Chicago (Joliet)
June 11, 2022 @ 8am Run/Walk Start, 6:30am Registration Opens
Advanced Urology Associates – 1541 Riverboat Center Dr., Joliet, IL 60432
Des Moines
September 24, 2022 @ 9am Run/Walk Start, 7:30am Registration Opens
Principle Park Stadium – 1 Line Dr., Des Moines, IA 50309
Kansas City
September 25, 2022 @ 9am Run/Walk Start, 7:30am Registration Opens
Children’s Mercy Stadium – 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111
Omaha
August 6, 2022 @ 9am Run/Walk Start, 7:30am Registration Opens
Lake Zorinsky Park
St. Louis
September 17, 2022 @ 9am Run/Walk Start, 7:30am Registration Opens
Tower Grove Park – 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Twin Cities
September 10, 2022 @ 9am Run/Walk Start, 7:30am Registration Opens
Lake Nokomis
Kearney
May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. CT
Yanney Heritage Park – 2020 W 11th St Kearney, NE 68845
Sea Blue
September 18, 2022 @ 9am Run/Walk Start, 7:30am Registration Opens
Diversity Harbor – 2601 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Please reach out with any questions or if you need any help at races@zerocancer.org or by calling 202-303-3110.

Tee-Off Des Moines

Join the fight to drive away prostate cancer by being a sponsor or a player for the 2022 Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Tee-Off Des Moines hosted by Urology Center of Iowa, Broadlawns Medical Center and KIA Des Moines.

Location
Date/Time
Address
Join the Event
Des Moines
Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 7:30 a.m.
The Legacy Golf Club, 400 Legacy Pkwy, Norwalk, IA 50211

PATIENT SUPPORT

US TOO

ZERO is thrilled to be merging with Us TOO International to better serve the prostate cancer community. A deep impact for the patient community is the fusion of the over 200 volunteer-led Us TOO support groups across the country into the ZERO menu of patient support programs. To find a support group near you, click HERE.

ZERO DRIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

If you live in Iowa and have a diagnosis of prostate cancer you are eligible to apply for a $300 debit card that can be used for transportation-related expenses. To learn more or apply, click HERE.

Thanks to the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Des Moines event sponsors and participants whose support directly impacted the launch of ZERO Drive Iowa

UnityPoint Health Prostate Cancer Support Group: Des Moines, IA

  • Date/Time: This group meets virtually the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. CT. For information, call 515-241-4231

Prostate Cancer Support Group (Breakfast Club)

  • Location: University of IA Hospitals and Clinics – 200 Hawkins Dr; 5970 John Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP), Elevator I to Level 5, Iowa city, IA 52242
  • Date/Time: Fourth Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. CT; Occasional schedule changes may occur; call for details
  • Contact: Carralee Sueppel | carralee-sueppel@uiowa.edu | 319-683-2739

Omaha, NE Methodist Support Group

  • Location: Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center lobby
  • Date/Time: The first Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. ET
  • For more information, call 402-354-5893 

PEER SUPPORT AND DIRECT ASSISTANCE

We also provide additional Peer Support and Direct Assistance to patients and families across the Midwest chapter. To learn more about Peer Support click here or Direct Assistance click here.

OUR PARTNERS

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Medical Partners

Our medical partners play a critical role in making the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series a success in communities nationwide. As champions to end prostate cancer, these passionate medical professionals, dedicated doctors, and staff are making a difference in the lives of patients and families. Contact your local chapter director for more information on how to become a medical partner with ZERO’s Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series. 

Thank you to our medical partners in the Midwest Chapter.

Community Partners

Our chapter team are master relationship builders, connecting with other local or regional community and corporate entities who also have a vested interest in ending prostate cancer. With their help, we are able to increase awareness and grow education about prostate cancer within each chapter. Below is a list of partners in the Midwest area. 

  • Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation in Des Moines, IA.
  • The Prostate Network support group in Kansas City Metro, KS. 
  • The Empowerment Network support group in St. Louis, MO.
  • Hope Breakfast Bar in St. Paul, MN.
  • Minnesota Urology Foundation in Twin Cities Metro, MN.
  • Mustachio Bashio in Chicago, IL.
  • Baird in Milwaukee, WI.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Volunteer within your chapter

Fundraise in your community

Table at an event

Sign up for advocacy action alerts

Pay it forward and share your story

MIDWEST CHAPTER GEAR

MIDWEST CHAPTER CHATTER

To stay in the loop with what is happening in the Midwest Chapter, check out this month’s chapter chatter below!

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