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ZEROhour August 2020 Issue


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Coming SOON: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

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Our favorite month of the year is almost here. Get ready to have an eventful Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) — literally! With tons of virtual events to choose from, you can take part in an event every weekend in September. Plus don’t miss our educational social media campaign, webinars and more, including our first-ever comedy show!

Mark your calendars, subscribe to social media, and take action with three easy ways to get involved:

  • Follow ZERO on social media! Every Monday in September, we’ll be busting some #MondayMyths around prostate cancer, and on Fridays we’ll be sharing some #FridayFacts. Head to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter to be in the know! (And remember – share, like, and comment to help spread awareness!)
  • Take action! Join thousands across the country who are spreading the word by sharing their passion to support patients in this critical time of need on social media. Register for an upcoming virtual event (more details below), download and print the #ZEROstrong sign, snap a pic, and then share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Remember to use the hashtags #ZEROstrong in your posts for a chance to receive a shout-out from ZERO on social media!
  • In a few weeks, new ZERO shirts from Nike will be available for purchase! These shirts — available in women and men’s cuts — will also be customizable, so you can showcase who you’re #ZEROstrong for by wearing one. Purchases will benefit ZERO. Stay tuned for more details!


Share your PCAM Pride!

Connect from Your Couch: Join a Virtual Event!

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Even though we can’t celebrate the prostate cancer community in person this year due to COVID-19, we can still come together online to make a difference for patients, survivors, and caregivers during this pandemic. Celebrate the prostate cancer community through a variety of upcoming virtual events this PCAM!

September 12

September 13

September 19

September 20

September 25

September 26

September 27

Register for a virtual race in your local community! You can participate from wherever you are. Sign up for free to create a fundraising page and show the love to prostate cancer patients during COVID-19. Then, join us in September, October or November as we celebrate the prostate cancer communities virtually! Show us who you are #ZEROStrong for this fall by sending photos to races@zerocancer.org holding our #ZEROStrong sign.


Join and Fundraise Today

Chuckles for a Cause, with Ahri Findling

Chuckles for a Cause

Join comedian Ahri Findling as he performs live stand-up just for the ZERO community! Tune in from the comfort of your home on Wednesday, October 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern for a special livestreamed comedy show.

Ahri is a prostate cancer advocate, writer, and comedian living in New York City. He currently writes for Nikki Glaser is Obsessed on E! and appears regularly on You Up With Nikki Glaser. He performs stand up in clubs and colleges all over the country.

A suggested donation of $25 is encouraged and all funds raised will go to supporting prostate cancer patients during COVID-19.



A Tee-Rific Chance to Give Back

ZERO Tee-Off Logo

Are you a golfer? Do you want to raise funds for patients in need by enjoying a day of golf? Then register to join ZERO for the first-ever Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Tee-Off on Sunday, November 1! The day will feature live coverage of tee-off events around the country starting at 2 p.m. Eastern.

There are no limits in ways to participate in the virtual tee-off! Anyone can play, anywhere! Create your own experience — whether you play 18 holes with a friend, or take your kids for a round of socially distanced mini-golf, or hit up the driving range, you’ll be making a difference for patients impacted by COVID-19.

Be sure to share how you’re planning on making a PAR-fect impact for patients by emailing your photos and videos to socialmedia@zerocancer.org, or posting on social media with the hashtag #ZEROstrong. We want to feature you in our live coverage on November 1!


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New Educational Materials for Patients and Families

New downloads

In case you missed it, we’ve been hard at work on creating new patient education materials for you and your loved ones. Explore these new tools:

Advanced Prostate Cancer Fact Sheet & Infographic

Prostate Cancer 101 Brochure

Health Disparities in Prostate Cancer for Black Men

Webinar description

Join us for ZERO’s next webinar that will examine racial disparities in prostate cancer and highlight some promising results immunotherapy is having for black patients. This free webinar features Dr. Kelvin Moses, a urologist and member of the ZERO Medical Advisory Board, along with Robert Ginyard, a prostate cancer survivor and ZERO’s Chairman of the Board. Sign up now for this hour-long webinar on Wednesday, Sep 9, starting at 6:30 EST, provided in partnership with Dendreon.


Register for Free

Become a MENtor!

Prostate cancer patients and survivors helping others

ZERO’s MENtor Program is recruiting new MENtors! This peer-to-peer support program for men with prostate cancer connects newly diagnosed patients with survivors. MENtors can offer their experiences and insights to help men make informed decisions about their treatment. Being a MENtor is a great way to give back to the prostate cancer community!

Consider applying to be a MENtor if you are:

  • Men who speak Spanish
  • Black/African American men
  • Asian/Pacific Islander men
  • Single men
  • Gay men
  • Men who have experienced a recurrence
  • Men who have been diagnosed with Stage III or Stage IV prostate cancer
  • Men with experience with HIFU as a treatment

To learn more about the program and apply, email mentor@zerocancer.org.


Become a MENtor

Champions Corner

Stephanie Horton

Remembering Stephanie

A beloved member of the ZERO family was tragically lost late last month. Stephanie Horton was an invaluable team member at New Jersey Urology, a fierce advocate for patients, and an evangelist of ZERO360 and other programs and resources that helped the many patients she so dearly loved. Stephanie, you will be missed.
» A Tribute in Stephanie’s honor


Word Cloud

COVID-19 and the Prostate Cancer Community

ZERO recently conducted a second survey to see how the prostate cancer community was faring during COVID-19. The results shared hope, anger, and anxiety.
» See more about the survey results

Facebook Live


Rubraca: A Novel Tool for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Rubraca (rucaparib) is a newly approved drug for men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer who have BRCA gene mutations and have already received prior therapies. Learn more about this new therapy during a Facebook Live on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11:15 a.m. EDT.
» Tune in on Facebook

New Faces

Jake Espinal

Welcome, Jake!

Join the ZERO staff in giving a warm welcome to ZERO’s newest full-time teammate, Jake Espinal! Jake is the graphic designer on ZERO’s team, and has already made a great impact with some of his awesome work, some of which you see here in this newsletter!
» Meet Jake

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