Patients need your help more than ever before.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is upending the lives of prostate cancer patients, it’s more urgent than ever to support the needs of this at-risk community. ZERO is taking action to address the desperate needs we are hearing from prostate cancer patients across the nation during this public health crisis. Every day, more and more prostate cancer patients are losing their jobs or access to medical care as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The demand for support is skyrocketing, as many men face financial and emotional distress.
It is absolutely critical to make sure that patients who are falling into financial hardship can still access the expensive treatments that are saving their lives. To date, generous donors like you have given more than $250,000 to the ZERO COVID-19 Support Fund, providing a lifeline to prostate cancer patients who don’t have anywhere else to turn! But COVID-19 continues to spread, so does the need for a trusted resource to address the crises prostate cancer patients are facing.
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve heard what patients have had to say, and we’re here to alleviate fears. This support fund will help patients and families in need, relieve anxiety, and bring a glimmer of hope. Donations will fund comprehensive patient support through ZERO360 pairing men with their own personal case managers who can address their specific needs. With your support, ZERO360 case managers have helped thousands of patients, securing millions of dollars in debt relief, and providing access to care, financial aid, and emotional support for patients and their families.
Like many other individuals, prostate cancer patients are struggling with feelings of isolation, fear, and uncertainty during COVID-19. ZERO has conducted two surveys — one in spring and one in summer — to gain more insights on the prostate cancer experience during COVID-19. Read the results of the spring survey here, and the summer survey here. Your gift can help alleviate the concerns and feelings of doubt experienced by prostate cancer patients and their families during these difficult times.