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ZEROhour August 2019 Issue


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Double your Donation

September is Almost Here. How Will YOU Raise Awareness?

Show who you are fighting for!

It’s August, which means the countdown to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) is on. This year an estimated 31,620 men will die from prostate cancer, but we all can help by raising awareness and funding to help more men get tested. Early detection saves and lengthens lives!

Through the end of September, a $50,000 match will double the impact of every donation. By giving now, you’re giving twice as many men a chance to receive free testing and learn more about their risk of prostate cancer.

Join thousands across the country who are spreading the word by sharing their passion to end prostate cancer on social media. Download and print the #CountMeIn sign, snap a pic, and then share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Remember to use the hashtags #CountMeIn and #endprostatecancer in your posts for a chance to receive a shout-out from ZERO on social media!


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FREE September Webinar on Sexual Intimacy and Side Effects

Understand Risk Reduction and Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction and Other Common Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Therapy
Drs. Williams & Yu, September 19 at 6:30pm (EST)

Many prostate cancer patients face challenges with sexual intimacy and other side effects as a result of their diagnosis. This webinar will provide you with information about reducing, minimizing, and improving outcomes related to side effects caused by prostate cancer and their treatments.

Hear from two doctors who have decades of experience treating prostate cancer patients. Dr. R. Clay Williams at Urology Tyler and Dr. James Yu at Yale Medicine’s Prostate & Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program will lead the discussion and take your questions.

Register today at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/8csiscthvvxf&eom and join us on September 19, 2019 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST.


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SAVE THE DATE: First ZERO Cancer Day!

ZERO Cancer Day, September 24

Introducing a brand new day to bring much-needed attention to prostate cancer. As part of our PCAM activities, we created ZERO Cancer Day especially for you, our amazing ZERO community. This is a day we come together from coast to coast to let the country know we will not rest until we end prostate cancer.

You can expect an exciting and interactive 24 hours packed full of LIVE interviews with patients, survivors, caregivers, doctors, and ZERO staff across all our social media channels. Join us on Tuesday, September 24th for the latest on early detection, hot off the press announcements, how ZERO is making an impact, Bold for Blue fundraising challenges, ZERO gear fashion shows, and so much more. We won’t just be sharing the news, we’ll be making news that day as well. Our BOLD goal is to raise $10,000 in one day. Mark your calendar and tune in on ZERO’s Facebook (and tell your friends)!

Your Dollars at Work: Removing Barriers for Patients and Their Families

ZERO360 Comprehensive Patient Support

Because of you, more patients and families are getting the support they need. ZERO360 is the only case management program in the country dedicated specifically to meet the needs of prostate cancer patients. To date, ZERO360 has helped more than 1,500 men solve and overcome complicated financial, insurance, and emotional barriers during their prostate cancer journey.

This year alone, more than $325,000 has been put back into patients’ pockets. A total of $1.3M has been recovered since the program’s inception. With the help of generous donors like you, more men each year are getting the support they need during their prostate cancer battle. Thank you!

If you know a man who needs help, let him know he doesn’t need to face prostate cancer alone. ZERO360 is free and confidential, please call (844) 244-1309.


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You Pick: Grow & Give T-shirt Design Competition

Vote for your favorite G&G shirt

Grow & Give is more than just a facial hair growing campaign. It’s about building awareness for a disease that impacts 1 in 9 American men. And this year’s campaign promises to be better than ever. We want to make it quite perfect by gifting our top fundraisers with the coolest t-shirt ever. Please help us choose — click here to vote for your favorite Grow & Give shirt design.


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Genetic Testing

Hoppe Family video still

Cancer Can Come from your Mom or Your Dad

The Hoppe family has a very extensive history of cancer. When Ed Hoppe was diagnosed with prostate cancer his daughters, Emily and Ellen, took the myRisk Hereditary Cancer Test and found out that they were BRCA1 positive coming from their dad’s lineage. They then went to their extended family on their dad’s side and told everyone that could be affected by this mutation to get tested. Knowing this genetic information allows Emily and Ellen to get a step ahead and take measures to reduce their risk of breast or ovarian cancer.
» Watch their story here

From the Blog

Athena Bogdanos

A Daughter’s Point of View

Athena Bogdanos knows all too well that prostate cancer doesn’t only affect men, it affects families, friends, and communities. Her close-knit family stuck together throughout her dad’s cancer battle, but sadly they lost him late last year. They are now joining together again, but this time as Team Hoboken Strong, in honor of Deno, and will be participating in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – New York City.
» Read Athena’s Blog Post

DIY Competition

Raise $500 to get ZERO swag

Bold for Blue Fundraiser Challenge

Want to make a big difference in the prostate cancer community? Now until the end of the year, ZERO is challenging you to a Bold for Blue Fundraiser challenge. Set up a your own B4B fundraising page using this link, and then raise $500 or more by the end of the year. Those that do will receive some nifty ZERO swag…and it will be awesome.
» Will you accept the challenge?

Events Near You

24 Run/Walks in 36 days

The ZERO Run/Walk in Overdrive

ZERO’s Run/Walk Series is about to begin — 24 cities in 36 days! Join us to meet other passionate people who are fighting together to end prostate cancer.
» Find one in your area

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