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Ilana Ostrin

Online Celebration Will Raise Funds to Support Patients During COVID-19 Crisis

Napa Valley, CA – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is bringing the first-ever virtual celebration for prostate cancer to Napa this September. On Saturday, September 19, the greater Napa community is invited to head online for an inspiring day that will show the love to local prostate cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. The event will be livestreamed on zerocancer.run/napa and on Facebook.

This digital gathering replaces the ZERO Cancer Run/Walk that was initially set to be held in-person but was moved to a cyber experience due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The online event will retain a community feel and spirit of hope that is signature to ZERO’s nationwide Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series in about 45 cities across the country. Programming will include live interviews, performances, the chance to get outside for unique activities, and more.

“While COVID-19 is changing how we get together, it is not changing our passion and dedication to support patients and families through this crisis and celebrate community,” said Jamie Bearse, ZERO CEO and President.

“The increased financial and emotional needs for prostate cancer patients due to COVID-19 are devastating,” said Sarah Dunn, Race Director. “Together, we can show love and support to prostate cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors during these difficult times”

Specific event line-up details for the upcoming celebration will be released closer to the date. Some examples of the festivities include:

• A fundraising spotlight and local highlights that will shine a light on Napa’s premier warriors in the fight against prostate cancer
• A touching ceremony honoring survivors
• The area’s only #PiesforProstate challenge!
• An informative educational segment led by the Martin O’Neil Cancer Center that will inform the community on all things prostate cancer
• And much more!

Registration for the web-based gathering — which begins at 8 a.m. PST — is free. Custom event shirts are available for a donation of $40. Registrants are encouraged to fundraise leading up to the event date, as all funds raised will provide direct support to local prostate cancer patients and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Visit zerocancer.run/Napa for more information.

The Napa Virtual Event is one of several being hosted by ZERO’s California Chapter. Since 2014, this chapter has brought support, education, and resources to hundreds of local prostate cancer patients and families in the greater Napa Valley area. Vanessa Petersen is the Chapter Director, and can be reached at Vanessa@zerocancer.org

About ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. We’re building Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, through our national run/walk series, education and patient support programs, and grassroots advocacy. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 85 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.