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ZEROhour December 2020 Issue


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BREAKING NEWS! The “Iron Man” Cal Ripken, Jr. is the ZERO Summit’s Mission Speaker!

Cal Ripken, Jr. is our 2021 mission speaker

Cal Ripken, Jr. is just like a man you know: He was shocked when he found out he had prostate cancer because he hadn’t displayed any symptoms. Now a survivor, Cal is determined to help other patients and families in need by sharing his inspiring story. (Well, he might be a little different after all…no one else can say they’ve played 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games!)

You can hear Cal with his physician at the 2021 Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit! It’s free to sign up, and you won’t want to miss what the Hall of Famer has to say about his journey! Cal joins other speakers who will share the latest news about research, treatments, advocacy, and more.

Don’t miss an opportunity to connect with hundreds of other passionate members of our nationwide prostate cancer community at this impactful online gathering! And, if you sign up by January 15, you’ll receive a free welcome packet with helpful information, some cool goodies, and more!

Sign up now

Thank you to our sponsor exosome for their support of this event and for introducing Cal Ripken, Jr. to the ZERO community.

You Can Be a Lifeline For Patients in Need This Holiday Season

Dale Golgart

Your gift this month will be doubled to support patients and their families when they need it most! Thanks to all those who already gave on Giving Tuesday. Because of you, we are able to help men and families impacted by COVID-19.

But there are still more patients who need your help this holiday season. Any gift given through the end of the year is DOUBLED to help even more patients beat their prostate cancer with the help of ZERO’s programs and resources. You know that this year especially, patients have needed help and support more than ever, due to the lasting effects of COVID-19. Your gift today or through the end of the year can help patients receive the financial and emotional direct support necessary to their cancer fight. YOU have the power to give good this holiday season!

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Holiday Gifts for Good

Holiday Gifts

Running late on stocking up for your family’s holiday wish list? We won’t tell! Here’s a few gift ideas that are great for the whole family AND give back to the prostate cancer cause.

  • ZERO Chapter Gear is now available for purchase! There’s something perfect for everyone, and each purchase benefits ZERO. Start your holiday shopping now at bonfire.com/org/zero.
  • No one ever says no to Nike gear! Now you can get custom, high-quality ZERO Nike gear! Each purchase dedicates 25% of proceeds to ZERO and patients in need. So what are you waiting for? Just do it! Start shopping at teamzero.gearupsports.net.
  • Looking for stocking stuffers? The ZERO Store has affordable gifts for the whole families, including brand new babies and Fido! Head to zerocancer.org/store to start stuffing those stockings.

Whatever you purchase, we want to see you and your loved ones in your brand new ZERO gear! Wear it proudly and know that your purchase has helped patients and families across the country. Share a photo of your swag by posting on social media with the hashtag #ZEROstrong or send an email to socialmedia@zerocancer.org.

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That’s a Wrap! ZERO’s Virtual Run/Walk is a 2020 Success Story

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This year, our nationwide Run/Walk series headed online and local races combined by region for special virtual celebrations. Across the country, participants made the virtual celebrations unique from the comfort of their homes — whether hosting chalk and walks, dying hair, creating custom tees, or posting fun videos, it was inspiring to see the passion and commitment for patients and families during these tough times.

Together, we celebrated those in need, heard stories about those impacted by COVID-19, and learned about ZERO’s support programs that are more crucial to patients than ever before. And, best of all, more than $2 million was raised for patients nationwide! Thank you to the nearly 250,000 supporters who tuned into the virtual celebrations. Stay tuned for information and updates about the 2021 Run/Walk series in early 2021.

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

Meet ZERO's newest team members

As we all know, prostate cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic. ZERO is welcoming three new hires to help fuel our mission to end prostate cancer! Meet our newest ZERO team members:

  • Demetrius Kee, Southern California Chapter Director: Amid the sunny haze of the Inland Empire, Demetrius Kee is a ZERO Champion turned teammate! His passion for prostate cancer and warm demeanor will make a huge impact on the ground in SoCal.
  • Brianna Florentine, Junior Executive Assistant: Based in New Jersey, Brianna previously spent a decade working in urological and oncological administrative settings. In her new role, she’ll support the ZERO leadership team with strategic efforts.
  • Greg Broy, Donor Communications Manager: You’ll find this cool cowboy and prostate cancer survivor in the great state of Tennessee, where he spent more than a decade on communications and development efforts for the American Cancer Society.

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

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Clinical Trials

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Now Registering Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients

There are many investigational clinical trials of metastatic prostate cancer being conducted at this time by Merck. These studies are trying to find out if investigational medications are safe and work to slow down or stop the growth of metastatic prostate cancer.
» Register for a Merck clinical trial
(This content is provided in partnership with Merck.)

Recent Events

ZERO Town Hall

In Case You Missed It: ZERO’s First Town Hall!

Last month, ZERO hosted our first virtual Town Hall, which featured patients, caregivers, and experts for an informative discussion on the impacts of COVID-19, clinical trials, and more. Rewatch the entire conversation on Facebook!
» Watch the Town Hall

New Resource

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ADT Discussion Guide

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a common treatment for prostate cancer that starves the disease by blocking the production or use of these hormones. In this new printable and downloadable PDF, learn about ADT’s benefits, how to manage side effects, and what questions to ask your doctor.
» Download the discussion guide
(This content is provided in partnership with Ferring Pharmaceuticals.)

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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