Updated July 21
All ZERO events are going virtual! Read on for further details.
ZERO’s top priority in this crisis is to protect the safety of our participants, volunteers, community, and staff. COVID-19 is a serious global public health issue, and each of us has a responsibility to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus by practicing safe and smart social distancing with others in our communities.
As the pandemic spreads across the U.S., ZERO is closely monitoring guidance from local authorities, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and feedback from the prostate cancer community. Prostate cancer won’t stop because of COVID-19, and neither can ZERO’s mission to end the awful disease.
But, until public gatherings are once again deemed safe, all ZERO events are going virtual! Read on for more information. Your patience is appreciated during these trying times.
ZERO Run/Walks are going virtual in 2020! With the rise of COVID-19, the nation’s only event series solely dedicated to prostate cancer knew that canceling the series was not an option, as the prostate cancer community needed more support than ever before. Every day, COVID-19 poses many challenges for vulnerable and immunocompromised cancer patients. ZERO’s virtual events will offer a beacon of hope and a way to make a difference for patients and their families who are struggling medically, financially, and emotionally.
More information on ZERO’s upcoming virtual events will be released soon. Stay tuned for future details!
Team ZERO is an endurance-event fundraising effort in which elite athletes compete in endurance challenges to raise money for ZERO. The events in which Team ZERO competes are organized by external entities, such as IRONMAN and the New York Road Runners. All Team ZERO events have been canceled.
However, Team ZERO athletes are still passionately fundraising for the cause, regardless of event status! For questions on your fundraising status, or to find out more information about your event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muck for Good
All events in the new Muck for Good endurance series are postponed to 2021. Muck for Good is organized by an external entity that has chosen to postpone the first-ever Muck for Good events until 2021. More information can be found here, and ZERO will send more information closer to 2021. For those already registered, your registration will be honored for the new event dates.
For more information on ZERO’s involvement with Muck for Good, please contact Niamh Connolly, Director of Events, at 202-350-0063 or click here to send an email.
Grow & Give
With so many individuals doing the (safe and smart!) action of self-isolation, social media has been abuzz with photos of impressive “quarantine beards” or grown out bangs or even — armpit or leg hair! Whatever your fancy, it’s the perfect time to finesse those follicles for a cause! Sign up for Grow & Give — ZERO’s hair-raising fundraising opportunity — while maxing out your self-isolation locks of love. Let’s #StayTheHealthHome and #GrowandGive together! The more tresses, the more patients helped! Funds raised through Grow & Give go directly to patients and families in need. Sign up to Grow & Give here, and encourage your friends and family to get involved! Make it a competition to see who can raise the most awareness and get the shaggiest during self-isolation.
All 2020 Tee-Off events will go virtual. Registration is open at this time; if you registered prior to the event’s rescheduling, your registration will still be honored. Click here for information andupdates regarding the Edison event; here for Scottsdale; and here for Miami. For information on how to get involved with a Tee-Off event, or to inquire about bringing a Tee-Off fundraiser to your area this fall, contact Shawn Supers, Director of Development at 202-344-9058.
Bold for Blue (DIY) Fundraising
Bold for Blue (DIY) fundraisers are still an option for those who are interested in fundraising for patients and their families during this time. We just ask that during the outbreak, you are considerate of those with weakened immune systems, and host any fundraising events virtually. Other virtual options include setting up a Facebook fundraiser, doing a social media challenge, and more! Get some DIY fundraising ideas here. If you’re ready to start fundraising, contact Shawn Supers, Director of Donor Relations, at email@example.com or 202-344-9058.