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Central/Western June 2023




ZEROHour Extra Western Region

June is Men's Health Month and prostate cancer patients in desperate need are reaching out for financial and emotional support in urgently increasing numbers. ZERO360, the only free, individualized support program of its kind, has experienced a heartbreaking 145% increase in patient support requests over the past year. Donate today to help ensure that the growing group of patients have access to resources, support, and community during their time of urgent need.

New Partnership

The Central/Western Region is proud to announce our new partnership with Veradigm. They are committed to advancing health equity and reaching underserved communities through education and awareness. Through our partnership, we will offer free screening tests at five upcoming 5K Run/Walk events happening in major cities across the country.


Staffing Update

We are thrilled to have welcomed two new staff members to the Central/Western team this Spring!

Brenda Maxon

Brenda Maxon, Manager,
TX/OK Development
Read Her Bio


Kimberlee Knox,
Director, Southwest Chapter
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You'll get to meet our two new ZERO
family members during the Fall
Run/Walk Kick-Off Call.
Save the date:
Thursday, July 13 at 1pm CT

Event Updates

Upper Midwest
We held the first Wisconsin Run/Walk on May 21 in Kenosha, WI. This event drew in 218 participants and raised $83,750. We celebrated with our survivors and families and even enjoyed the traditional Wisconsin cheese curds and Brats after the event.

Upcoming Event: ZERO Joliet Run/Walk on June 10 hosted by Associated Urological Associates and Advanced Urology Associates this year.

Central Midwest
The 6th Annual Des Moines Tee-Off is coming up this Monday. We expect over 100 golfers and have raised over $30,000 so far. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KIA, and ZERO Champions Bill Miller and Diane Ellis for all their help with the planning.

Upcoming Event: ZERO Omaha Run/Walk on August 5, hosted by Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology, PC.

Upcoming Event: ZERO Tulsa Run/Walk on June 17, hosted by Urologic Specialists

Pacific Northwest
We held the first ever ZERO Reno Run/Walk on May 21. It was a beautiful morning at Idlewild Park, and the community came together to raise $65,000. Thank you to our amazing host partner, Urology Nevada.

Upcoming Event: ZERO Portland Run/Walk on June 25

Upcoming Event: ZERO Los Angeles Run/Walk on June 18, hosted by Advanced Urology Medical Offices. Free PSA screening testing available on-site.

Upcoming Event: ZERO Salt Lake City Run/Walk on June 17

Champion Spotlight

Champion Spotlight

Upper Midwest
Samuel Mullins, a long time champion for ZERO, has helped us all throughout the country due to his work in the Air Force. Most recently, team ‘Go With the Flow' was all hands on deck at the Kenosha Run/Walk. Additionally, Sam and members of the Air Force supplied gifts to our award winners.

Central Midwest
We want to give a special thank you to Iowa Champion, Bill Miller, for his dedication to the Des Moines Tee-Off event. Thank you Bill for making a local impact in Iowa!

Join our quarterly TX/OK Champion Chats to connect with others in your local ZERO chapter. If you would like to join or learn more, please contact Daniella Garza or Brenda Maxon

Upper Midwest

Sun Pharmaceuticals

Sun Pharmaceuticals joined our RW race series in the Upper Midwest Chapter for both our Spring and Fall events in Kenosha, WI and Chicago, IL. We are so excited about this new partnership!

Miles for Money event

Our Miles for Money event is kicking off on June 25! Join Champions Scott and Katy Frietag as they leave their Minnesota home behind and set out on a year-long 11,000 miles journey to raise money and awareness for early detection of prostate cancer. Follow their journey with his blog, through donations, or sponsorships.


Chicken N Pickle Giveback

Chicken N Pickle Giveback

Come and join us for this giveback event on Tuesday, June 20 in Oklahoma City. We invite you to bring your friends and family out for some great food and a bunch of fun. At this giveback event, 10% of all food & beverage purchases will be donated back to ZERO (including to-go orders). » More Info Here


New Legislation

New Legislation

Our Pacific Northwest Chapter Director, Kourtney Brandt, had the opportunity to testify in Sacramento, California along with ZERO Champion, Ryan Pessah, for the CA AB 632 bill that passed without opposition from the Health Committee. From there it passed the Appropriations Committee Assembly, and it is now headed to the Senate Committee on Health.

Fundraising Ideas

Looking for unique fundraising ideas? Here are just a few.

  1. Reach out to your favorite local business and host a "Give Back Night" or a local fundraiser.
  2. Thanks to our friends at Red Herring Games, you can host your own murder mystery dinner party with your friends, family or coworkers. We'll send you everything you need right to your house.
  3. For more information on how to set up a local fundraiser or just looking for ideas, please contact your local Chapter Staff.


Do You Know About FreeWill?

Do You Know About FreeWill?

This resource, which 40 members of the ZERO community have already taken advantage of, helps you create an estate plan 100% for free. Estate planning is an essential step to ensuring your family is cared for, and we hope this new resource makes the process that much simpler and more accessible. » Start Your Free Will Today

Social Media

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BBQ for Blue

Turn Up the Heat

Turn Up the Heat

It's time to BBQ! Whether it's a 4th of July cookout with family and friends, or a neighborhood-wide bash, add a fundraiser to your party to help fight prostate cancer. It's a terrific way to celebrate and honor the men in your life. Champions Keisha Hampton-Williams and CC Williams are gearing up for their BBQ for Blue event in Detroit, MI! » Plan your own BBQ event

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day

We'd like to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day from ZERO!


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