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Southern California

More than 26,890 men in California will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022, and more than 4,130 men are expected to die from the disease. 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.


DeMetrius Kee | Southern California Chapter Director

DeMetrius Kee | Southern California Chapter Director

Our Southern California Chapter Director, DeMetrius Kee, is deeply passionate about the next generation becoming a healthier one, free from any cancer. The Southern California chapter area encompasses the Greater Bakersfield area south to the Mexico border. If you’re in the Southern California area and want to get more involved in ending prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in eight American men, please contact DeMetrius. 

To see what DeMetrius is doing online in Southern California, check out his social media linked below. 

Contact Info: demetrius@zerocancer.org | 951-202-4054

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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 Southern California, contact DeMetrius Kee.



Join the Event
San Diego
September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. PT
De Anza Cove Park – 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. PT
Yokuts Park – 4200 Empire Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Coachella Valley
September 25, 2022 @ 7:00 a.m. PT
Civic Center Park – 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Greater Los Angeles Area
May 15, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. PT
Shoreline Aquatic Park – 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Please reach out with any questions or if you need any help at races@zerocancer.org or by calling 202-303-3110.



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.


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


ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Presenting Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 Southern California Run/Walk Presenting Sponsors! Contact DeMetrius Kee, the Southern California Chapter Director, for information on how to become a presenting sponsor for one of the Southern California Run/Walks.

  • Colombo Construction – Bakersfield Run/Walk

ZERO Prostate Caner 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 2021 medical partners in the Southern California 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 Southern California area.
  • RESPOND African American Prostate Cancer Study
  • Coalition for African American Health Equity
  • The Men’s Cancer Network, Inc.
  • The City of Hope
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • IMPACT Program
  • Southern California Kaiser Permanente
  • California Urological Association
  • Cancer Health Equity Collaborative


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