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ZEROhour March 2021 Issue


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Summit 2021: A Smashing Success!

Thank you for a great ZERO Summit!

ZERO’s first-ever virtual Summit was a huge success with more than 15 hours of planned programming that highlighted support and connection, education, and passion for the prostate cancer cause. From February 28 through March 4, more than 1,500 people tuned in from around the world to learn about the latest in prostate cancer research, cancer policy, and more. Plus, dozens of attendees were able to meet with their elected officials virtually to discuss why prostate cancer is important to them.

Highlights of this year’s event included:

This year’s Summit featured amazing support from passionate fundraisers who individually raised more than $1,000 to help further prostate cancer research and advocacy. Thanks to Suzie Schlernitzauer, Brandon Wilhelmson, Mark Thompson, and George Washington for their inspiring efforts and actions to help patients in need. And another big congratulations goes to Daphne Bingham, a first-time fundraiser who raised almost $900 for men and families! In addition, a special thanks to all of our dedicated sponsors, speakers, and Summit Ambassadors who all served tirelessly to make the Summit a success.

Next year’s Summit is planned as an in-person event from March 6-8, 2022, at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Stay tuned for future updates about registration, programming, and more.

See Summit 2021 Sessions

Congratulations to the Bold for Blue Winners

Meet the Bold for Blue Winners

Each year at the Summit, the Bold for Blue Awards ceremony kicks off the week-long celebration and action-fueled event for prostate cancer advocacy and education. The annual ceremony recognizes awardees in three categories: Legacy, Impact, and Bold for Blue. All awardees are honored for their significant impact in the fight against prostate cancer through their unstoppable fundraising and outreach.

This year’s Impact Award winners all raised awareness and fundraised for prostate cancer in creative ways. Congrats to Stephanie Mueller of Ohio, Freddie Muse, Jr. of California, and Meghan Nikituk of Virginia on being named this year’s recipients from an impressive field of nominees.

This year’s Legacy Award winners were the “Daughters 4 Dads” of Napa Valley (Sarah Dunn, Amy Donaldson, and Julie Tofte) who have made it their life mission to eradicate prostate cancer from their community.

The 25 Bold for Blue winners span the country, and are all ZERO’s top fundraisers across various programs and events, from Grow and Give to Run/Walks and more. Congratulations to all and click below to meet the winners!

View The Bold For Blue Gallery

Meet Impact & Legacy Winners

Take Action and Advocate

ZERO Advocacy Week

With several historic prostate cancer measures up for legislative progress this year, every week is an advocacy week here at ZERO! You can join ZERO in making history and bettering the lives of patients and families nationwide by taking action on the below measures.

  • Support Prostate Cancer Research Funding:
    The Prostate Cancer Research Program is the most impactful federal funding for prostate cancer research. Ask your Representatives to sign the Bishop-Dunn Dear Colleague letter, or ask your Senators to sign the Menendez-Crapo Dear Colleague letter.
  • Increase the CDC’s Prostate Cancer Outreach to High-Risk Men:
    Ask Congress to increase the CDC’s funding for outreach to high-risk prostate cancer communities. Fill out this form to ask for congressional support.
  • Cosponsor the PSA Screening for HIM Act Today:
    The PSA Screening for HIM Act would ensure screening coverage is provided with no cost sharing requirements to African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer. Please ask your Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 1176.
  • Create a Clinical Pathway at the VA:
    The Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act requires the VA to establish a clinical pathway for the nearly half a million Vets in the VA system with prostate cancer. Complete this form to tell your Representatives to cosponsor this legislation when it is introduced.

Thank you for advocating on behalf of the 3.1 million patients nationwide battling prostate cancer right now. Your support is invaluable to the many families counting on you to make a difference in this fight.

Contact Your Legislators

ZERO Drive Comes to Texas and Pennsylvania

ZERO Drive - New Locations

If you or someone you know who is fighting prostate cancer in Texas or Pennsylvania, there’s a new option in their area for receiving transportation to or from treatment.

ZERO Drive is officially providing transportation-related financial assistance to prostate cancer patients in Texas and Pennsylvania who are currently undergoing treatment, receiving follow-up care, or attending ongoing provider appointments due to a prostate cancer diagnosis. If you live in either of these states and have a prostate cancer diagnosis, you are eligible to apply for a $300 debit card that can be used on transportation-related expenses such as gas, public transportation, taxis, Uber, Lyft, and other ride companies.

To apply, visit the online portal or call the ZERO Drive Program at 1-844-244-1309, ext. 3.

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Push Ups for Prostate Cancer

2,800 pushups in 28 days

Last month, more than 3,000 push up enthusiasts from around the world raised over $40,000 for prostate cancer patients and families! Congrats to the top fundraisers who raised over $1,000 each: Peter Amadeo, Paul Weber, Tim Calhoun, Jonathan Blaufarb, and John Myers.

The recent push up challenge certainly won’t be ZERO’s last! Stay tuned for future challenges by following the hashtag #PushupsforProstates.

Learn More About The Challenge

Champions Corner


Congrats to All Impact Award Nominees

Many amazing Champions were nominated for the recent Impact Awards. All are so deserving of this honor given their endless passion for the prostate cancer cause. Congrats to this year’s Impact Award nominees: Tammy and Jeff Holbert, Athena Casamento, Dale Golgart (shown here), Tracy Morgan, Mical Roy, Don Williamson, Tami Musumeci-Szabo, Jessica Tolman, Beth Allen and Craig Blouin, Suzanne Schlernitzaur, Dr. Peter Zeman, and Linda and Ray Hoetger. Thank you for all you do!
» Meet the Nominees

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.)


National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, which has the goal of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. We look forward to showcasing our efforts to bridge the gap between racial and health disparities in prostate cancer among Black men. Tune in for stories, blogs, videos, and more!
» Bookmark the Blog

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.)


GoLive Virtual Fundraising and Livestreaming

Donations Streamed In

Last month, gamers and streamers from around the world livestreamed for 35 hours in honor of prostate cancer. Their efforts helped ZERO raise a total of nearly $8,000 to date across the Twitch community. Are you or someone you know a streamer? Contact streaming@zerocancer.org to get involved.
» Go Live with ZERO

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