This year more than 22,210 men in California, Utah, Oregon, and Washington will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and an estimated 4,850 men are expected to die from the disease.
To spearhead the boots on the ground effort on the West Coast, West Coast Chapter Director Vanessa Petersen will expand efforts to support men and families in their own backyards by providing patient-centric programs in addition to our Run/Walk events. The West Coast Chapter joins ZERO’s growing base of regional chapters in Texas, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. And now that we’ve added Allsun Murtha to the team as West Coast Chapter Coordinator, we are even more equipped to reach out to men and their families.
If you’re in California, Utah, Oregon, or Washington and want to get more involved in prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in nine American men, contact Vanessa or Allsun!
Join us at a ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on the West Coast!
- 2019 Patient Conference on Prostate Cancer – Sat. June 8, 2019
- Portland, OR – Sat. June 9, 2019
- Salt Lake City, UT – Sat. June 15, 2019
- Greater Los Angeles Area, CA – Sat. June 22, 2019
- Napa Valley, CA – Sat. September 14, 2019
- San Diego, CA – Sat. September 21, 2019
- Puget Sound (Seattle area) – Sat. September 28, 2019
- San Francisco, CA – Sun. November 3, 2019
- Bakersfield, CA -Sat. November 9, 2019
- Sacramento, CA – Sat. November 16, 2019
Give Back with Ralph’s
ZERO participates in Ralph’s Community Contribution program, which gives a percentage of your grocery bill to the charity of your choice.
Follow these steps to enroll your rewards card and select ZERO as your charity of choice. Not only will you get great deals on groceries, but you’ll be giving back to an even greater cause.
ZERO’s Organization Code is QF921.
Regional Testing Partner
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation is a non-profit volunteer based humanitarian organization established to serve communities in need. In addition to operating five mobile vehicles (one medical, three dental, and one vision) throughout California, they operate low-cost brick and mortar medical clinics. The prostate cancer mobile unit in partnership with ZERO services men in the central and southern California areas (mostly in the greater LA area). To find a free testing event near you with Tzu Chi, click here.
IMPACT – IMProving Access, Counseling & Treatment For Californians with Prostate Cancer
IMPACT´s mission is to provide high quality FREE prostate cancer treatment to Californian men with little or no health insurance. IMPACT partners with community providers, local health departments and other community-based health organizations to establish growing network of health facilities statewide that evaluate and treat patients in their local communities.
Learn more about this program here.