FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR THE FIRST TIME, EVER OMAHA GOES VIRTUAL FOR PROSTATE CANCER
Online Celebration Will Raise Funds to Support Patients During COVID-19 Crisis
Omaha, NE– ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is bringing the first-ever virtual celebration for prostate cancer to Omaha this September. On September 12, the greater Omaha community is invited to head online for an inspiring day that will show the love to local prostate cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
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 patients due to COVID-19 are devastating,” said Katie Krimmel, the Local 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 Omaha’s premier warriors in the fight against prostate cancer
- A touching ceremony honoring survivors
- An informative educational segment led by the Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology that will inform the community on all things prostate cancer
- And much more!
Registration for the web-based gathering — which begins at 11 a.m. Central Time — 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/omaha for more information.
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 and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.