More than 25,880 men in California will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021, and more than 4,140 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 California, please click here. To see information on the entire nation, please click here.
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.
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.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RUN/WALKS
Date/Time: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Yokuts Park, 4200 Empire Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309 View on Google Maps
Date/Time: Sunday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 View on Google Maps
Date/Time: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 View on Google Maps
Date/Time: Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
Location: De Anza Cove Park, 3000 N. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109 View on Google Maps
September 18 at 11:30 a.m. ET
September 19 at 9:00 a.m. ET
September 25 at 8:30 a.m. ET
September 26 at 9:00 a.m. ET
October 17 at 10:30 a.m. ET
November 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET
The Virtual National Run/Walk will be held through the Charge Running App, where you’ll be able to run/walk together at the same time on whatever course you choose. You’ll hear live coaching and music along the way, be able to use the app chat feature to connect with other participants, and see a live leaderboard of results. You can learn more or register HERE.
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.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER GEAR
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER CHATTER
To stay in the loop with what is happening in the Southern California Chapter, check out this month’s chapter chatter below!
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 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 2021 medical partners in the Southern California Chapter.
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.
- San Diego Seals Lacrosse Team
- Inland Empire Health Plan
- IMPACT Program
- Southern California Kaiser Permanente