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Eastern Region – June 2022

 

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ZEROHour Extra Eastern Region

Welcome to the second edition of the ZEROHour Extra – Eastern Region newsletter. This e-resource is shared quarterly to provide you with useful information on local prostate cancer events, news, and inspiring stories in your community.

Special Match Ends Soon: Double Your Impact for Patients in Need


Double Your Impact

Don’t miss your opportunity to have your gift matched this month to help patients like Ted Healy, an Oregon-based husband, father, and advanced-stage prostate cancer patient. Because of the generosity of people like you, patients in need can get personalized help to secure critical financial and emotional support.

Ted and his wife Mary were facing the heartbreaking decision of affording his treatments or paying their bills. He connected with a ZERO360 case manager who helped him secure financial assistance for his costly yet lifesaving treatment plan. “Having financial assistance to cover my expensive treatments allowed me to focus on what is most important: my health. Through the assistance and support received from my ZERO360 case manager, I learned that I wasn’t alone in my battle against prostate cancer.”

At press time, we are nearing our $200,000 goal which, once reached, will trigger a matching fund to double the impact for Ted and many other struggling patients who urgently need your help. Will you be part of giving hope and help to patients today? This double match opportunity will end on June 30 at midnight.

 

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Run, Don’t Walk to a ZERO Run/Walk in Your Area


ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Walk

We are already in the midst of Run/Walk season, with quite a few events already in the rearview mirror, and many more incoming.

The Hartford, CT Run/Walk took place on June 12 and had 350 attendees who raised nearly $92,000 to help those affected by prostate cancer. Thank you to our host partner, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute and to all participants.

The Capital Area Run/Walk took place in Arlington, VA on June 18. 430 people registered and more than $120,000 was raised. Thank you to our host practice partner Potomac Urology, and all our sponsors, fundraisers, volunteers, and attendees.

Following is a list of upcoming ZERO Run/Walk events:

Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Lehigh Valley, PA Run/Walk
Register

Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Cleveland, OH Run/Walk
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Sunday, August 28, 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Morgantown, WV Run/Walk
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Saturday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. Central Time
Memphis, TN Run/Walk
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Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
New York, NY Run/Walk
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Sunday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Dr. Sanford J. Siegel Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Baltimore, MD
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Sunday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Boston, MA Run/Walk
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Friday, September 23, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Harrisburg, PA Run/Walk
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Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Augusta, GA Run/Walk
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Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time
South Florida – Sunrise, FL Run/Walk
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Sunday, September 25, 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Philadelphia, PA Run/Walk
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It takes a lot of passionate people to make the Run/Walks happen. CLICK HERE for information on how you can volunteer to help at any of the Run/Walk events.

If you cannot make a Run/Walk event in person, or want to participate virtually from any location, download ZERO’s Virtual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on the Charge Running App, which you can access in the App Store or Google Play. Register for your local event and choose the “Virtual Participant” option. There are four dates/times to choose from: September 30 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time; October 1 at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time; and October 2 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

 

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Father’s Day Weekend Men’s Health Fair


Father's Day Weekend Men's Health Fair

On June 18 at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia, more than 400 attended a health fair hosted by Phoebe Putney Health System, Morehouse School of Medicine with local barbers and community members. The event provided cholesterol, blood pressure, and PSA screenings. Men who attended the event got to experience a theatrical performance from Barbers on Stage who were providing haircuts and having an open dialogue about prostate cancer in a way that was familiar to the audience.

 

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Fishing to End Prostate Cancer


Fishing to End Prostate Cancer

On June 18, the Lowcountry Open Fishing Tournament was held in Charleston, SC to benefit those affected by prostate cancer. The tournament kicked off on Thursday, June 16 with a Captain’s Party at the Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. The party helped to raise awareness about men’s health and prostate cancer in the community. The tournament’s Kingfish and Offshore Divisions fished on Saturday, June 18 with an awards ceremony following.

 

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Featured Partner: Wilmington Health


Featured Partner: Wilmington Health

The newest Run/Walk host practice in the South Atlantic Chapter is Wilmington Health in Wilmington, North Carolina. Since 1971, Wilmington Health has been committed to the care and health of the community. Wilmington Health is a physician-owned primary care facility and multi-specialty medical practice that provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the care of all patients.

ZERO’s local Run/Walk will take place on September 10 at Long Leaf Park. We’re excited to bring the Run/Walk series back to the region this year and to raise awareness about prostate cancer in coastal North Carolina.

 

Register for the Wilmington Run/Walk

Educational Resources: Toolkits


Educational Resources: Toolkits

Are you looking for ways to spread awareness about prostate cancer within your community? One great way to get involved is to be a part of a local community health fair. ZERO has all the materials you need to set up a table at an event. The free toolkit will be mailed directly to your home. If you prefer to print an awareness toolkit you can also download the materials and print them yourself.

 

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Local Advocacy Wins


Local Advocacy Wins

Two bills have been introduced in the New Jersey legislature to make prostate cancer screening and diagnosis more accessible and affordable for patients, but we need your help to make them law! Please click the link below to spend two minutes sending an email to your elected officials to ask them to cosponsor Bill A2795.

On Thursday, June 9, the New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Bill S-791. The bill, introduced by State Senator Troy Singleton, would remove cost barriers such as copays and deductibles for prostate cancer screenings in New Jersey, including follow-up testing. We are happy to report that the Commerce Committee approved our bill unanimously! The bill will now be moved along in the legislative process.

 

Email Your Officials

Champion Spotlight


Champion Spotlight

Welcome to one of our newest Champions, Mark Franklin of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Mark (on the right in the dapper hat) has been with ZERO for a long time now. He and his Masonic lodge have been regulars at the DC Run/Walk since 2016. First diagnosed in 2011, Mark is a prostate cancer survivor and is currently going through a biochemical recurrence of his PCa and a bout of colorectal cancer. He is an Army Veteran of 30 years and is now retired and living in Maryland. Mark is a fantastic advocate for ZERO and serves on the CDMRP Consumer Review Panel. Mark was recently interviewed on the podcast Hazard Ground in which he addresses his own story as well as his battle with prostate cancer.

» Listen to the podcast.

 


Champion Spotlight

ZERO’s hairiest fundraising campaign, Grow and Give, is just a few months away. Champion Michael Dunne has some great ideas on how he hopes to grow his campaign even more in a blog he posted on the event.

» Check out Michael’s blog.

 


Champion Spotlight

Champion Chris Nichols is representing prostate cancer patients in the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium. This local group consists of a representative of each cancer support organization in Cincinnati that wishes to participate. Thanks to Chris for being a part of this important group.

» Find out more.

 


Champion Spotlight

A shoutout to top fundraising Team ZERO athlete, Wilson Kriegel, who raised $10,000 last year to run the NYC Marathon with Team ZERO. He had such a great experience that he decided to come back to run the 2022 NYC Half Marathon.

» Learn about Team ZERO.

Your Local Impact


Champions Keith and Athena Casamento

Join amazing Champions Keith and Athena Casamento for their Cooking with Keith fundraisers benefiting those affected by prostate cancer. Donate to Athena’s New York City Run/Walk team, Hoboken Strong, to receive the link to tune in to a virtual cooking class with Keith. The dates of the classes are July 10 and August 21 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

» Donate to access Cooking with Keith.

 


Pleasure House Brewing

On September 18, Pleasure House Brewing in Virginia Beach, VA will kick off their health series with an event supporting ZERO. Join fellow beer lovers at the brewery where $1 of every pint sold will be donated to ZERO and to support the Hampton Roads Run/Walk just a few weeks later on October 15.

» Visit Pleasure House Brewing.


ZERO Eastern Region Chapter Team

Thank YOU for being part of our inspiring community! Your ZERO Eastern Region Chapter Team

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