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September 2023




ZEROHour Extra Eastern Region

Dear Champions,

As the summer sun begins to set and we prepare to welcome the upcoming fall, we wanted to take a moment to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your unwavering dedication and support. Your commitment to raising awareness and driving change within the prostate cancer community is inspiring and we’re honored to have you as part of our Eastern Region family.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time when your efforts and passion become even more crucial in our mission to eradicate this disease. It is through your hard work, advocacy, and generosity that we are able to make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by prostate cancer.

This September, we invite you to join us in our events and initiatives. We encourage you to share your stories, your experiences, and your passion with others. By coming together as a community, we can create a world where prostate cancer is no longer a silent battle, but a challenge faced with strength, resilience, and unity.

With heartfelt appreciation,
   Renee Haney
   National Director, Chapters program

P.S. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming events and activities. Your involvement can truly make a difference!

Updates in the Eastern Region

To streamline our Chapters and make them more successful, ZERO has decided to include the entire state of Tennessee in our South Atlantic Chapter. Matt Miller, the South Atlantic Chapter Director will be the contact for Tennessee moving forward.

East Coast Metro

Joe Musumeci

Joe Musumeci has made it his mission to spread awareness about prostate cancer within all of New Jersey. In May, Joe started emailing letters with proclamation requests to every County and Municipality in the state of New Jersey. As of August 4th, Joe received a response back from 9 Counties, and 57 Municipalities with their support to proclaim that September is prostate cancer awareness month. Joe, the men, and families from the support Group Fighting Men Fighting Cancer will be present at the proclamation presentations. He received his first presentation in Gloucester County and he was also given the opportunity to speak at the meeting about prostate cancer, early detection, and introduce ZERO to everyone present.

South Atlantic

ZERO Champion Tracy Peck

Tracy Peck (Right) at the 2022 ZERO Run/Walk Charlotte

ZERO Champion Tracy Peck is the Race Director for the Charlotte Run/Walk. In addition to her work at Urology Specialists of the Carolinas, and as the Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic Nurse Director, Tracy is also working to make the Charlotte Run/Walk bigger and better every year. From running committee meetings, bringing her staff on board, heading up the USOC team, and bringing fresh ideas to the event Tracy is doing an incredible job of bringing a fun and impactful event to the Charlotte area.

Local Events/Advocacy/Health Equity

East Coast Metro

Register Here for the NYC NYAM and Mount Sinai Film Screening on September 20th. It will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the New York Academy of Medicine located at 1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY.

A big thank you to Trevor and Alex for hosting the Mustachio Bashio in Brooklyn NY in August.

South Atlantic

Support the Praise Out Cancer Fashion Show taking place on September 23, 2023 at the Lovely Hill Baptist Association Conference Center in St. George, SC. Local breast and prostate cancer survivors will grace the runway and raise money for an amazing cause. Luncheon tickets are $20 and additional information can be found here.


Purchase tickets USF vs Alabama Football Game on September 16. Proceeds will benefit ZERO’s Tampa Run/Walk.

The University of Miami-Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Institute will be hosting a Miami Symposium & Free Screening Event- 10am-3pm EST on September 16 at the Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church-14455 Memorial Hwy, Miami, FL. Register here.

Have you heard about the Cracked by Chef Adrianne Fundraiser at 7400 SW 57th Ct #101 South Miami? 20% of your purchase goes toward ZERO’s South Florida Run/Walk.

Join the Kappas Against Prostate Cancer Summit on September 30 at 10:00 a.m. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church-Athens, GA. There will be free PSA screenings, a panel discussion, a presentation by keynote speaker, Dr. James L. Brown, Jr.-MD. Register here.


Blue Ribbon Run - On Sunday, September 24th, Byte Productions will host the 9th Annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer. This event will take place at Right Brain Brewery on 16th St Traverse City, MI. This cause means a lot to us as an organization. Byte Productions Owners, Tim & Tom Barrons’ father, Curt Barrons battled prostate cancer and was a member of UsTOO for many years. For more information and to register online please visit:

Larry Langmore

Larry Langmore and his daughter Katie are riding for the Maine Lighthouse Tour, a 40-mile bike event on September 10th. Thinking of ways to help others after his own prostate cancer diagnoses, Larry, an avid biker, decided to use this event to encourage his friends and family to support ZERO! His fundraiser has already surpassed $6,000 and we can’t wait to see what he accomplishes! In September, Larry is also going to be connecting with Champions Scott and Katy Freitag who have already embarked on their own 11,000 mile bike journey around the United States! To learn more about Larry’s story and check out his fundraiser, click here.

NY Proton Center

The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is at the forefront of utilizing proton therapy to offer effective and personalized prostate cancer treatment options for patients. Read about their 5-fraction SBRT treatment here: NY Proton Blog

Run/Walk Updates

Register for your local Run/Walk events by going to We hope to see you! Follow our Run/Walk Facebook page



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