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2024 Advocacy Summit

Washington, District of Columbia

Register now for the most impactful event in the prostate cancer community!

Whether we realize it or not, our advocacy efforts touch the lives of the entire prostate cancer community. Perhaps you live in a state that passed legislation to remove costs from prostate cancer screenings. Or maybe you or a loved one has benefited from a treatment developed through one of the very programs we advocate for. 

Since our advocacy efforts began over twenty years ago, we have seen incredible success, such as growing federal prostate cancer research funding by over 144%.

But that does not happen without people like you who come to Washington D.C. to tell their stories to their elected representatives, the ones who can enact the changes we desire. 

So join us in Washington, D.C. from February 25-27, 2024 to fight for policies that benefit prostate cancer patients and their families. 

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"I am a husband, father, and grandfather, and I have advanced prostate cancer. There are treatments now that weren't available when I was diagnosed in 2009. These new treatments are prolonging and improving my quality of life. On Capitol Hill, ZERO advocates for increased funding for prostate cancer research, research which is keeping me alive. I am living proof that advocacy saves lives, and now I pay it forward by advocating at the Summit."

— Darrell Wilson, Prostate Cancer Patient and Advocate
Advanced prostate cancer patient, Darrell Wilson

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When you attend the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit, you'll meet a #ZEROStrong community of people who understand what you're going through: people who've faced what you faced and are here to support you in your journey. You will join a community who turn words into action, and who are fighting for a better future for generations to come.

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What to Expect

The 2024 In-Person ZERO Summit will be held at the beautiful Westin Alexandria Old Town, a short distance from both the airport and downtown Washington, D.C. The Summit kicks off with the Bold For Blue Award Ceremony on the evening of Sunday, February 25. This is when we honor those who have had significant impact on our community in the past year. 

The Summit continues bright and early Monday morning. Throughout the day, you will receive all the training and practice you need to be an effective advocate. Not only that, there will be numerous opportunities to hear from experts about the latest developments in prostate cancer research and treatment. 

Everything culminates on Tuesday, February 27 when we all go onto Capitol Hill to speak to our elected representatives face-to-face on how they can better support our community. 

Never advocated before? It can certainly sound daunting. But every advocate starts somewhere, and there is no better place to start than at the ZERO Summit, in-person and surrounded by your fellow advocates who also want to make a difference.

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No-one should have to choose between a life-saving prostate cancer screening and a meal for their family. That is why I meet with my elected representatives at the ZERO Summit to ensure that high-risk populations, such as Black men, can get tested early for prostate cancer with the fewest barriers possible.

— Bishop Dr. Eddie Wright
Bishop Eddie Wright

Join us in-person on February 25-27, 2024 to fight for policies that will save lives, such as additional prostate cancer research funding or increased access to vital cancer screening. Join our community in-person in the Washington, D.C. area for prostate cancer’s family reunion and to share your story to make a difference for prostate cancer patients everywhere.

Advocate & Activate

Advocate & Activate

Engage with elected officials to make prostate cancer a national priority. You can help protect and expand billions of dollars in crucial research funding. Break down barriers to testing, improve access and quality of care, protect Veterans and other high-risk men, and expand awareness that saves lives in your local community.​

Celebrate Community

Celebrate Community

Together we are an unstoppable force in support for one another, fervently working to end this disease. We’re here for each other and we’re here for you, no matter where you are in your prostate cancer journey. Whoever you are, wherever you are, the ZERO Summit is for YOU! Connect with your peers digitally, cheer on your fellow fighters, and gain support from standing with those who have shared the same hardships. Plus, the option to fundraise increases your ability to make an unstoppable impact for patients and families!

Education & Support

Education & Support

At the ZERO Summit, you’ll have the top minds in the medical field answering your questions about prostate cancer research breakthroughs, emerging treatments, early detection, and managing your health after diagnosis. Learn about everything from side effects of treatment, to mental health and anxiety management, to the impacts of racial disparities, and maximizing your health while living with or caring for someone who has prostate cancer.