Annual Advocacy Summit Hits New Heights
“The ZERO Summit 2018 was an eye opening, energizing, informative experience. Storming the Hill on a perfect day with prostate cancer champions from 40+ states was empowering, as we move forward to gain the necessary funding and further the cause to find a cure.” – Ian Mair
We were thrilled to have advocates, partners, sponsors, and presenters come together last month for our Annual Advocacy Summit.
Dressed in symbolic blue ties and armed with pictures of loved ones, this remarkable group of 150 strong representing 40 states personally engaged more than 180 Members of Congress and their staff. They told of their personal battles with this dreadful disease while educating and pressing legislators to make research funding a national priority.
This year our ask was $100M in funding for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP), a $10M increase from the $90M the program received last year. To-date, three new treatments to extend men’s lives have been develeoped thanks to the funding at the PCRP.
“I’m so grateful to be able to be a part of the ZERO Summit. I feel so empowered. I went from denial, to acceptance, to educated, to being an advocate within a three-day period. Amazing!” – Mark Thompson
A special thanks goes out to our Champion Robert Herrera for taking photos during the event to capture truly wonderful moments. Check out the Facebook photo album!