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ZEROHour January 2023 Issue

 

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Alarming New Report
from the American Cancer Society


new report

A new report released by the American Cancer Society is nothing short of alarming. New data shows that rates of advanced prostate cancer diagnoses are increasing by about 5% per year. Prostate cancer diagnoses and deaths are also expected to rise this year. The report also indicates that prostate cancer occurs 70% more in Black men than White men and kills two times as many Black men.

 

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Be Part of a Fitting Event:
The Blue Jacket Fashion Show


Blue Jacket Fashion Show

For the second year in a row, zero will participate in the Blue Jacket Fashion Show which will raise funds and awareness for those affected by prostate cancer. The event was founded by fashion designer Frederick Anderson and marketing professional Laura Miller to unite the worlds of fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare, and media to promote prostate cancer awareness, and emphasize concerns about racial disparities and underserved communities. The Seventh Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show will take place in New York City on February 1 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Numerous designers will reimagine the traditional “blue jacket” that models will wear down the runway. You can view the event live from the webpage on the night of the event, or show your support for the prostate cancer community by donating.

This event is sponsored by Janssen Oncology.

 

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Advocacy in Action:
zero Advocates End 2022 with a Bang


omnibus bill

Thanks to the efforts of many of you, 2022 saw significant success in zero‘s advocacy outreach initiatives. An omnibus bill was passed with critical funds to support the Prostate Cancer Research Program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received an extra million dollars for prostate cancer activities, bringing that funding to $15.2 million. Also, zero worked with the VA and our partners to implement the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act, which creates a clinical pathway for prostate cancer to better ensure adequate access to care for Veterans. Find out more about these great initiatives at the link below.

 

Read About Successes in 2022

You Made a Difference for Prostate Cancer Patients and Families in 2022

You Made a Difference

Thank you to all who gave generously throughout 2022 and during the holiday season. Over $450K was raised as part of our end-of-year campaign. Funds raised will ensure patients and families in need have a place to turn during their fight against prostate cancer. With these funds, zero will offer patients personalized assistance and debt relief through the zero360 comprehensive case management service. Patients will have access to more of zero‘s emotional support resources, including one-on-one mentorship and an expanding nationwide network of support groups. The Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative will reach at-risk and historically marginalized communities with education, support, webinars, a film series, and the growth of the Health Equity Task Force. These are only some of the things that you have helped make possible. Thank you for your support and for giving hope to those affected by prostate cancer.

 

Watch a Message From Patient Darrell Wilson

Be with the Prostate Cancer Community at the ZERO Summit


Summit

The premier annual event for the prostate cancer community is just around the corner on February 26-28. Mark your calendars and register to join us today. We all need to be there in full force when the Summit takes place in person in the Washington, D.C. area, and virtually from any location via computer or smartphone. If you register by January 27, you will receive a special welcome kit. Be a part of this important event as the community gathers to learn the latest from the experts, experience the support of togetherness, and advocate to legislators for the benefit of those affected by prostate cancer.

 

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Education


Blog Series

Read Zero‘s Blog Series

New blogs are regularly posted to the zero blog webpage. Recent highlights include Dr. Mark Moyad’s “No Bogus Science”, Between the Sheets, and Progress in Prostate Cancer Research. » Visit the zero blog webpage.

Education


New Resource: Advanced Prostate Cancer News

New Resource: Advanced Prostate Cancer News

The Winter 2022/2023 issue of Advanced Prostate Cancer News is now available. The issue includes articles by the experts on: Genetics and Advanced Prostate Cancer, Optimizing Lifestyle in Prostate Cancer – The Importance of Healthy Sleep and Plant-Based Diets, The Benefits of Palliative Care, Clinical Trials, The Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative, Veterans Update, and Support Programs. » Read Advanced Prostate Cancer News.

Community


Support Groups

Support Groups

zero‘s Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet regularly. Many of these groups meet virtually and can be accessed by phone or by internet from any location. Other groups meet in person or offer a hybrid of virtual/in-person meetings. » Find a support group.

Fundraising


The Blue Ribbon Circle

The Blue Ribbon Circle

Supporting a prostate cancer patient year-round just got easier. zero‘s Blue Ribbon Circle is a powerful collective of passionate heroes building a steady source of vital support that prostate cancer patients can count on today and tomorrow. The Blue Ribbon Circle’s support is put to work monthly, providing patients and their families with comprehensive and individualized financial and emotional support, diagnosis, and treatment educational resources, insurance navigation, patient and caregiver peer-to-peer mentoring, and transportation assistance to manage the practical and personal challenges of prostate cancer. » Join the Blue Ribbon Circle.

Fundraising


DIY Fundraising

DIY Fundraising

Every year, Rob Parson holds a snowmobile fundraiser to support zero. With a family connection to prostate cancer, Rob understands how important it is to spread awareness about the disease and raise funds to support prostate cancer patients and families. Just like Rob, your event or milestone can fuel the fight to END prostate cancer! Create a fundraising page and easily share event details, photos, and videos, process donations, and spread the word. » Click here to get started.

Events


Run Walk

Looking Forward to
2023 Events

In 2023, zero will host 48 Run/Walks and nine Tee-Off events, and Team zero will be participating in numerous marathons and endurance events that you can join. Mark your calendars now and plan to be a part of these exciting events that benefit the prostate cancer community.

Champions Corner


Meet Steve Armsey

Meet Steve Armsey

Steve Armsey (pictured at the left, with Liz Herbers and Shawn Supers of zero) is a prostate cancer survivor and long time donor to zero from the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH. He helped bring the Blue Ash Fire Department on board for Grow & Give this year, and was a huge force in driving the team’s fundraising efforts. Blue Ash Fire Department landed the #2 Top Fundraising Team in the First Responder division this year and they are already talking about how they are going to nab the #1 spot next year! We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the zero Champion Family. » Learn about what it takes to become a zero Champion.

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