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ZERO Hour: November 2017 Issue

ZEROHour Newsletter: November 2017

ALERT: Critical Prostate Cancer Research Funding Saved!

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For the second consecutive year, ZERO has successfully led the fight to save medical research at the Department of Defense (DoD)! We couldn’t have done it without the dedicated support of Congressional champions, grassroots advocates, and like-minded organizations.  

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conferees agreed to remove several provisions from the Senate version of the NDAA that would have effectively eliminated $90M to $100M in prostate cancer research and hundreds of millions of dollars in research for other diseases and conditions.

“Unlike anywhere else, the DoD uniquely targets critical gaps in medical research and utilizes a two-tier review process that includes patients impacted by the disease. The model is incredibly successful: creating three treatments for advanced disease and a genomic marker to signal if the disease is aggressive or indolent before treatments begin.” – Jamie Bearse

Thank you to all of our ZERO champions and advocates who stepped up to lead the charge in securing this vital funding on behalf of prostate cancer patients and their families! Read more.


Grow & Give: Benevolent Beards

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The average man spends roughly 3,350 hours of his life shaving. Our Grow & Give participants are saving lives while saving time this month.

Across the nation participants have bearded up to do good and raise funds to fight prostate cancer. Are you one of them?

We’re so excited to see our first responder teams back again this year! If you want to join them, it’s never too late to put down the razor and join the movement. Click here to register. 

Check out our website for our awesome partners (and some sweet deals to take advantage of this month) and to see how your ‘stache stacks up. Want to show social media how you’re doing? Check our our Facebook page to add the Grow & Give frame to your profile! #GrowAndGive

Giving Tuesday


Steve is a Stage IV prostate cancer patient with not much time left. This #GivingTuesday, we’re fighting for Steve and for other men like him to have better treatment options.

As we lead charge to protect and expand critical research funding, we need YOU!

Help men by donating to ZERO on #GivingTuesday. Our generous Champions for Research will match each gift up to $100,000! Mark your calendars for 11.28.17.

Cast Your Vote: 2018 Run/Walk Official T-Shirt

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The Run/Walk series will finish the year strong in Greensboro, NC, Hampton Roads, VA, and Sacramento, CA next weekend! 

As we gear up for 2018, we need your help: help us choose the official race t-shirt! Check out the designs above and cast your vote – we will announce the winning design before the end of the year, and that shirt will be available at all of our ZERO Run/Walk events. Vote now!

Thank you for helping save lives in 2017. We can’t wait to see you back in 2018! 


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Have you enrolled for 2018 health insurance?


Prostate cancer patients and caregivers: Did you know that ZERO360 can help you navigate your insurance options for 2018 open enrollment?

Learn more.

Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatments


Thursday, December 07, 2017

4:00pm to 5:00pm EST

The treatment and management of advanced prostate cancer continues to evolve. Join us for insights from Dr. Alicia Morgans and Col. Paul Taylor as they discuss current treatments, managing side effects, and clinical trials.

Register here.






Inspiration and Hope Fills My Inbox

“…My dad is coming to the [Sacramento] run/walk. He will be pushed in his wheel chair and he wants to walk the last ten steps over the finish. His motivation for this is to encourage other men to know their PSA.” – Team 4 Pete

Team 4 Pete and all the other families fighting prostate cancer are Vanessa’s inspiration as California Chapter Director.

Read more and hear from Team 4 Pete.

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Looking Ahead: Team ZERO in 2018

Register for a Team ZERO event in 2018 and make your miles count!

Email teamzero@zerocancer.org for more info or visit our website to get started.





ZERO Named “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits

We couldn’t do it without our vibrant community of champions, volunteers, ZERO’s Heroes, and partners. Together, we’re achieving Generation ZERO. Thank YOU!

GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, granted the award based on outstanding online reviews.

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