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 the Midwest chapter, please click here.
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.
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 primarely be on the Midwest run/walks.
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.
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.
Date/Time: June 11 at 8 a.m. CT
Location: Advanced Urology Associates – 1541 Riverboat Center Dr., Joliet, IL 60432
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 Chicago Run/Walk? Click HERE.
Date/Time: September 24 at 8 a.m. CT
Location: Principle Park Stadium – 1 Line Dr., Des Moines, IA 50309
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 Des Moines Run/Walk? Click HERE.
Date/Time: September 25 @ 7:30 a.m. CT
Location: Children’s Mercy Stadium – 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 Kansas City Run/Walk? Click HERE.
Date/Time: August 6 @ 7:30 a.m. CT
Location: Lake Zorinsky Park
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 Omaha Run/Walk? Click HERE.
Date/Time: September 17 @ 7:30 a.m. CT
Location: Tower Grove Park – 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 St. Louis Run/Walk? Click HERE.
Date/Time: September 10 @ 7:30 a.m. CT
Location: Lake Nokomis
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 Twin Cities Run/Walk? Click HERE.
Date/Time: May 21 @ 8 a.m. CT
Location: Yanney Lake
Registration opening soon!
Interested in volunteering at the 2022 Kearney Run/Walk? Click HERE.
TEE-OFF DES MOINES
Join the fight to drive away prostate cancer by being a sponsor or a player for the 2021 Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Tee-Off Des Moines hosted by Urology Center of Iowa and Broadlawns Medical Center. You can register for the Tee-Off here.
Date/Time: Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7:30 a.m.
Location: The Legacy Golf Club, 400 Legacy Pkwy, Norwalk, IA 50211
US TOO SUPPORT GROUPS
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
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!
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.