Updated May 1
All ZERO events through June are in the process of being rescheduled or becoming a virtual event. 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, ZERO’s May and June in-person gatherings and events are postponed until further notice. Read on for more information. Your patience is appreciated during these trying times.
In most cases, ZERO will be rescheduling spring and summer Run/Walks for the fall. Dates will be updated here as they are announced. Some Run/Walks will shift to become virtual events. More details on these first-of-its-kind virtual events will be released soon. Even in a virtual capacity, these events will highlight the prostate cancer community, raise awareness, and contribute to the fight to end prostate cancer!
For rescheduled races, already-registered participants will be automatically moved to the new dates as they are announced. Please email email@example.com with any questions and one of our team members will get back to you.
Want to learn more about contributing to your local Run/Walk as a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer? Regardless of whether an event is virtual or in-person, your help and support are welcomed! Contact your local Chapter Director or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of COVID-19, the following ZERO Run/Walk have already adjusted their dates or format. Questions about an event you don’t see here? Contact your local Chapter Director or email email@example.com
Omaha Run/Walk – Now August 1
Tulsa Run/Walk – Now August 15
Portland Run/Walk – Now September 13
Chicago Run/Walk – Now September 19
Oklahoma City Run/Walk – Now September 26
Los Angeles Run/Walk – Now October 10
Rockland County, NY Run/Walk- Now October 18
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 athletes are encouraged to check the website of their specific event (ex: the New York City Marathon) for information on whether or not an event will be held as is, postponed, or canceled altogether. As of early April, a few Team ZERO events have already either been canceled or postponed.
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.
Giving Tuesday NOW
Giving Tuesday is normally an event that takes place in the fall, but due to the global public health crisis and its effects on nonprofits, a special Giving Tuesday event is occurring this spring! On May 5, Giving Tuesday NOW aims to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. Stay tuned to ZERO’s social media channels for special Facebook LIVE broadcasts and other announcements on that day. Click here to learn more about the national Giving Tuesday NOW campaign.
All 2020 Tee-Off events have been postponed to later dates. 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.