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ZEROHour June 2021 Issue

 

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Happy Father’s Day

Some men wear the title of husband, partner, mentor, hero, coach, or friend. Others wear the title of Dad. You do so much and inspire those around you. Today, we wish all of the Dads and men who play important roles in our lives, a Happy Father’s Day!

For some of us, Father’s Day may look different this year. Our hearts are with you as you carry on your Father’s legacy. They will never be forgotten. ❤️

We’re Not Gonna Take It Educational Campaign


We're Not Gonna Take It Campaign

ZERO is proud to partner with Jay Jay French – guitarist, manager, record producer and founding member of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. The rock and roller is a prostate cancer survivor and national spokesperson for the education campaign designed to motivate men to take action about prostate cancer, learn about risk factors, such as family history of the disease, and if diagnosed, understand their treatment options. The We’re not Gonna Take It national educational campaign is brought to you with support from Bayer. Learn more about Jay Jay’s story in a newly released ZERO Podcast and take the Truth or Twisted prostate cancer quiz.

Hear Jay Jay’s Story

Racial Disparities Symposium


Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Symposium

Did you know that African American men are 1.8 times more likely to be diagnosed with—and 2.2 times more likely to die from—prostate cancer than white men? Please join us on Thursday, June 24th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET for ZERO’s inaugural Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Symposium to discuss both challenges and possible solutions to these complex issues. The event is virtual, so you can attend from the comfort of your home.

In honor of Men’s Health Month, we invite you to hear directly from members of ZERO’s Racial Disparities Task Force, learn about racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment and outcomes, explore structural racism and how it affects the health of Black men, and get informed on important research programs aimed at better understanding racial disparities in prostate cancer.

Register now and join hundreds of fellow patients and loved ones nationwide at this important prostate cancer education event.

Register now

Register Today for a Fall Run/Walk


Run/Walks are Back

Exciting news! The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series will return to local communities with in-person events starting August 7th in Omaha, NE. Registration for many run/walks are open now. Register now at zerocancer.run.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at each event, and virtual participation options will be available nationwide. The virtual participation option will be held through the Charge Running app, there’s even live music and a chat feature. Don’t see any run/walks in your area? Join us virtually for the National Virtual Run/Walk (many dates to choose from).

We need you to help us show those who have been impacted by prostate cancer that they are not alone.

Find Your Local Run/Walk

New State Prostate Cancer Screening Laws


Advocacy Legislation Updates

ZERO’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and around the country never slow down. Thanks to the hard work and consistent outreach of ZERO advocates, we showed very strong Congressional support for the Prostate Cancer Research Program. One hundred and fifty Representatives signed our letter supporting $120 million in funding for the PCRP and 20 Senators joined the Senate letter. This is an important part of our effort to ensure a robust federal investment in innovative treatments for this disease.

At the state level, ZERO continues to fight to ensure that all men have access to the early prostate cancer screening they need. In Texas and California, we got very close to passing bills that would remove out of pocket costs for prostate cancer screening and are already ramping up for the next legislative sessions.

There is really exciting news from Rhode Island. As of January 1, 2022, there will be no out of pocket costs for prostate cancer screening for men who receive their care in-network. This is a huge win for a tiny state and we can’t wait to ZERO out prostate cancer screening costs around the country.

Only Days Left For Your Gift to Be Matched!


Your Gift is Doubled

The stress of a diagnosis can be excruciating. CC’s family was his support but I knew he needed more. I found ZERO and it’s the best thing we’ve done.

– Keisha Hampton, Caregiver

Time is running out and patients are counting on YOU. Today your gift can change a life. With ZERO’s 100 percent match, your gift will be DOUBLED, and that means you will have TWICE the impact. Vulnerable patients need a place to turn. There is no better time to give, as right now every dollar you give will be matched. With your help, more patients who are experiencing physical, mental, and financial distress can turn to ZERO for the support they urgently need.

With prostate cancer cases reaching historic highs in 2021, we won’t stand by while this disease hurts more families. For a limited time, generous donors are matching gifts up to $100,000! Every dollar you give will be doubled by our match through June 30th. Your generosity will change lives.

Yes, I want my gift doubled

ZERO Team Adds Two New Hires in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer


Meet the ZERO Staff

Prostate cancer doesn’t stop and neither do we. ZERO is growing and we are welcoming two new hires to help fuel our mission to end prostate cancer. Meet our newest ZERO team members:

Niki Branch, Operations Assistant: Located in Washington, D.C., Niki is here to make sure things at ZERO keep running smoothly. If you call ZERO, Niki will likely be on the end of the phone. With her nonprofit background, she is eager to continue making a positive impact in other people’s lives.

Jessica Fetrow, Events Coordinator: Also in the D.C. area, Jessica comes to us as a previous ZERO intern. Given her family’s history with prostate cancer, Jessica is passionate about the cause and ending prostate cancer for good. She will be helping to support our growing events across the country.

Interested in joining the ZERO team? Check out our open roles and internships!

Work at ZERO

Upcoming Webinars


Upcoming Prostate Cancer Webinars

ZERO Cancer:

ASCO 2021 in Prostate Cancer and Early Detection : Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ET)

Us TOO:

Imaging Webinar: Thursday, June 24, 8:00 PM (ET)

Champions Corner


New ZERO Champion: Ted

Welcome Aboard, Ted!

Ted is a new Champion from the Pacific Northwest and was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019. He is looking forward to being a consumer reviewer for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) and continuing his role as a ZERO Ambassador in the Pacific Northwest. He’s been extremely active since the Virtual Summit, reaching out to companies in the Portland area to promote the Run/Walk and he looks forward to fundraising through his own team for his hometown Run/Walk this fall.
» Apply to become a Champion Like Ted

Clinical Trials


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Clinical Trials

​Clinical trials are a great way for prostate cancer patients to help in the fight against cancer. Our partners at Bristol Myers Squibb are currently enrolling advanced prostate cancer patients in clinical trial studies now.
» Sign up today
(This content is provided in partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb.)

AAA/Novartis


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Know Your PSMA

A rise in your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level can tell you if your metastatic prostate cancer is progressing. Prostate-specific membrane antigen, or PSMA, can tell you so much more. Once your cancer has spread to other parts of your body, PSA should not be the only biomarker you check.
» Learn More About PSMA
(This content is provided in partnership with AAA/Novartis.128585 | 6/21 )

ZERO Store


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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Still looking for a gift for Dad? We’ve got you covered. The strongest men in your life deserve something special. Place an order to the ZERO Store by June 20, 2021 and you can use the discount code “GIFT” to receive 10% off your order.
» Visit the ZERO Store

Clinical Trials


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Prostate Cancer Research Study

The TALAPRO-2 clinical trial is enrolling men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer to study a potential treatment. More information is available.
» Learn more
(This content is provided in partnership with Pfizer Oncology.)

 
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