Jamie is ZERO’s CEO, spokesperson, and jokester. During the last 15 years at ZERO, there isn’t a job he hasn’t done. He started the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk and endurance team program in 2008 and ZERO’s co-pay support program in 2013. During his tenure at ZERO, the organization has raised about $100M for the cause, recruited celebrity spokesmen including Rudy Giuliani and Ken Griffey, Sr. to educate men and their families, and won six national public relations awards for raising awareness.
Prior to ZERO, Jamie served as press secretary for U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch – both on his initial winning campaign and on Capitol Hill. A Massachusetts native, Jamie has worked as a reporter and editor, a radio DJ, and a movie theater projectionist. It’s no wonder he is ZERO’s resident Red Sox fan, copy editor, and undisputed pop culture maven.
Jamie studied non-profit management at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. When he is not crisscrossing the country to champion the cause, he resides in Massachusetts with his wife, Morgen, and three kids, Sarah, Ethen, and Ben. While fighting prostate cancer is his full-time job and passion, Jamie fights for fun by practicing Kyokushin, a form of full-contact karate (winning two kumite tournaments), participates in crazy endurance events like GORUCK, and writes comedy as a hobby. Reach out to him at any time and share your battle with prostate cancer here. You can also find him on Twitter at @JamieBearse.