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ZERO Prostate Cancer Promotes Early Detection as a National Priority During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


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Jessica Fetrow, Media Coordinator

ZERO Prostate Cancer Promotes Early Detection as a National Priority During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Highlights include a New Website, 20 Community Run/Walks, and ZERO Prostate Cancer Day
A Black man and a white man at a ZERO event

Washington, D.C. - ZERO Prostate Cancer encourages all men to learn about prostate cancer risks by promoting early detection during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM), beginning September 1. According to the American Cancer Society, 3.1 million+ men are living with prostate cancer, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, among American men. 

“Prostate Cancer Awareness Month elevates the urgencyof early detection.. Too many men don't understand when to get screened and if they are at risk, which is why it is critical for them to seek guidance from medical professionals," said Courtney Bugler, President and CEO of ZERO Prostate Cancer. "By increasing disease education and removing barriers to early detection, we can save lives and improve outcomes for individuals affected by this disease.”

As the primary destination and trusted resource for the prostate cancer community, ZERO launched a new website taking prostate cancer education and support to new heights. ZERO’s site connects individuals with education, resources, and support based on their specific needs: where they live, who they are, and what stage of the journey they are in. As part of the website, ZERO is encouraging men to take an “Am I At Risk?” quiz to help identify their prostate cancer risks, promote regular screenings, and prioritize their prostate health. Other ways to get involved in September include attending one of 20 community ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walks, Black Men’s Film Series Screenings, and Educational and Screening Events held across the country. 

Providing another way to take action and make a difference is ZERO Prostate Cancer Day on September 28. This special, giving day celebrates collective impact in making ZERO Prostate Cancer a reality by raising funds and sharing life-saving messages and resources. Throughout the day, community members will share their inspirational stories. All donations will be triple matched for 24-hours to make a greater impact in the fight against prostate cancer.

About ZERO Prostate Cancer

ZERO Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.

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