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ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit Financial Aid and Fundraise Your Way Policy

Thank you for your dedication to advocating for the prostate cancer community. ZERO Prostate Cancer is committed to ensuring that individuals who are passionate about advocating for patients and attending the 2025 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit in Washington, DC can do so, regardless of financial constraints. We understand that attending the Summit involves personal expenses, and we are dedicated to helping those who require financial assistance find resources to make their participation possible. Please review the following options that may help alleviate cost restraints. 

Travel Resources:

Airline, Credit Card, or Marriott Hotel Points

We encourage participants to explore the possibility of utilizing airline miles, credit card rewards, or Marriott hotel points to offset travel expenses. This option can significantly reduce the financial burden of attending the Summit. Participants should also consider reaching out to relatives, friends, or employers who may be willing to donate airline miles or hotel points to support their attendance at the Summit.

Fundraise Your Way to the Summit

We recommend fundraising as the most effective way to cover the cost of staying at the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill. ZERO Prostate Cancer is committed to assisting participants in reaching their fundraising goals for the Summit. 

  • Fundraise Your Way goal: $1,200
    • This covers your hotel stay only. Fundraise Your Way participants are still required to cover their own travel costs for Summit.
    • Hotel covers 3 Nights (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday only).
    • Participants are responsible for booking the hotel room via the provided room block link, including putting a credit card on hold for incidentals that may be charged to the room.
    • Participants are also responsible for canceling the hotel room if necessary; failure to do so will result in the participant being financially responsible for paying the full cost of the hotel room.
    • The hotel room will be paid upon check-out by ZERO.
  • Any funds raised beyond your goal will go towards supporting ZERO's programs.

Participants are encouraged to set fundraising targets, with the aim of reaching their goal by January 10, 2025. Meeting this deadline is essential to ensure sufficient time for travel booking and to secure the best rates. For assistance with fundraising, contact

Financial Aid Provided By ZERO Prostate Cancer

ZERO Prostate Cancer has allocated limited financial aid resources to support Summit attendees who are unable to cover their expenses through the options mentioned above.

Financial Aid Award Process

  • To apply, please fill out the application form. The deadline to submit a financial aid application is November 1, 2024
    • Financial aid notifications will begin in mid to late November.  
  • Preference will be given to first-time attendees that live in a target district. 
    • Target districts are areas in which a congressional or senatorial representative is a key decision maker that sits on a committee that determines support for our vital legislative priorities. It is imperative that ZERO advocates meet with these representatives to influence support for the cause. 
  • Only one attendee per Congressional district is eligible to receive financial aid.
  • If a spouse or companion also wishes to attend, they will need to explore the alternative options for resources or fundraise independently.
  • Summit attendees who receive financial aid are expected to attend all Summit events, including advocating on the Hill on Tuesday. Attendees who do not attend all events will be disqualified from future travel support from ZERO.

We request that all financial aid recipients maintain strict confidentiality regarding their aid status. This ensures that the aid process is fair and equitable for all participants.

Thank you again for your commitment to attending the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit to support the prostate cancer community. If you have questions regarding Fundraise Your Way, please email If you have any general Summit questions or questions regarding Financial Aid, please reach out to for any additional guidance or support in making your Summit experience a reality. Together, we can make a significant impact in the fight to ZERO out prostate cancer.