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ZEROHour: March 2016 Issue

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Just in Time for our Spring Season: Introducing our Brand New Run/Walk Website!

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for all of our Spring Run/Walk events on our brand NEW Run/Walk website! You can now register for events in Hartford, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Portland, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Syracuse, and Los Angeles/Long Beach.

For the past 10 years, the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk has rallied communities and given each and every participant a voice in the fight to end prostate cancer. In 2016, the series will visit nearly 40 cities, bringing the fight to end prostate cancer and the need to make the disease a national priority to cities from Portland to Miami and many in between.

Join us in the journey to ZERO and register today to save lives and keep families together!

*If you’re a past participant, please refer to the email you received to retrieve your login information.

Write Congress and Join Our Summit Advocates to Protect Research Funding

Join the more than 100 passionate advocates who stormed Capitol Hill for our ZERO Summit by taking action to help continue vital federal prostate cancer programs. Please contact your representatives and senators and ask them to sign onto the “Dear Colleague” letter in support of the prostate cancer programs at the Department of Defense. Increases in funding can kick-start research for improved diagnostic tools to help stop the pain and suffering from prostate cancer. The deadline is March 11 for the Senate letter and is March 14 for the House letter. 

With the goal of protecting that funding top of mind, more than 100 advocates from 40 different states joined us in DC last month for our ‪2016 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit‬! During our action-packed week we stormed the Hill for more than 100 meetings to educate elected officials about prostate cancer research and our fight for funding the Prostate Cancer Research Program at $90M, heard updates from our Medical Advisory Board, and held breakout sessions on topics ranging from managing cancer costs to having meaningful conversations with your doctor.

A huge thank you to our advocates for their hard work and dedication during our Summit! Check out our Storify for more educational information and photos.

Patient Co-Pay Assistance Program Helps More Than 40,000 Men

The financial impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis is often a major source of stress and anxiety for men and families.

That’s where ZERO and the PAN Foundation come in. Since our partnership began in late 2013, the Patient Co-Pay Assistance Program for men with metastatic prostate cancer has provided more than $150M in co-pay assistance to more than 42,000 men nationwide. We’re proud to give the gift of precious time to men and their families who are fighting prostate cancer every day.

You Can Make a Difference

In 2016, it is estimated that 180,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Each and every one of them deserves a fighting chance against a disease that is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. You can make a difference today by helping to fund important educational materials and much needed patient programs. In the fight to end prostate cancer, every donation is vital!

Ronnie Humphrey Races to Raise Awareness


ZERO advocate and prostate cancer patient Ronnie Humphrey knows the importance of early detection. After his prostate cancer diagnosis, he joined forces with ZERO to share our mission and spread awareness in Louisiana, which has some of the of the highest incidence and mortality rates in the country. In addition to holding prostate cancer screening events and attending health fairs, Ronnie is racing this Spring to raise money for ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer! Check out more photos of his awesome ZERO car on the Humphrey Racing Facebook page.


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Men Who Speak Up

Baseball greats Ken Griffey Sr. – a prostate cancer survivor – and Ken Griffey Jr. are speaking up about the importance of awareness of advanced prostate cancer for Bayer’s Men Who Speak Up campaign. Take a look at the campaign and start speaking up.

The Importance of Early Detection

Following his recent prostate cancer diagnosis, PA Governor Tom Wolf spoke out about the importance of early detection and we couldn’t agree more! Read more about his passionate plea for men to get tested.

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ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer
515 King Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 888.245.9455  |  Fax: 571.257.8559  |  Email: info@zerocancer.org

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