Washington, D.C. – The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Series is the only national event series to combat a disease that takes the life of an American man every 18 minutes. Hitting a record-breaking 42 cities from Los Angeles to San Antonio to New York City. ZERO is mobilizing even more communities across the country to be part of the fight against prostate cancer this year.
“The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk rallies communities and gives participants a voice in the fight to end prostate cancer,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “With the help of our urology practice partners and champions, we’re making prostate cancer a national priority. No man should have to face prostate cancer alone.”
One of the Champions engaging in this fight alongside ZERO is our new Capital Area Run/Walk Honorary Chair and Washington Wizard Radio Color Analyst, Glenn Consor.
“When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, it was surreal. I had to learn to be vulnerable. I hated it, but I attacked this thing the way I attack everything else. From day one, my wife was amazing. She was more on top of my battle with prostate cancer than I was from the day I was diagnosed until now,” said Glenn Consor, Washington Wizards Radio Color Analyst. “I learned a lot about myself after my surgery; I learned that it’s okay to be vulnerable. The most amazing thing for me was how many people reached out to me, and now I want to help others as well. So many men have asked me for help, and I want to help them. This is a great cause, and I’m behind it 100%.”
Glenn Consor is currently in his eleventh season as the color analyst and post-game show host for the Washington Wizards. Diagnosed with prostate cancer just a few years ago, Glenn had a unique experience dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis while working in the NBA, a community made up of mostly men. Glenn attributes his early diagnosis and treatment to early detection and uses his platform as a sports broadcaster to advocate for cancer awareness and early detection.
In 2018, more than 164,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. That is one in nine men who will be affected – one in nine brothers, husbands, fathers, grandfathers, partners, and friends. The Run/Walk series is poised to raise more than $3M to provide local prostate cancer resources and support this year. These funds will benefit more than 20 local organizations and their hands-on efforts to educate and raise awareness for men at risk, as well as provide support for local patients and their families. In addition, funds will benefit national efforts to provide research for new treatments and to educate men about the importance of early detection.
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Series is hosted by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and its local urology practice partners. Every event is family-friendly, and participants in each race will receive tech shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted. Each event fosters a community of support for all those who participate, and features a special ceremony to recognize the brave warriors battling prostate cancer and those who have beat the disease. The patient and survivor ceremony honors these men and the ones who love them with special sashes for the selfless caregivers who provide key support to men in their fight.
A Premier Partner since the inception of the series, Abbvie has been instrumental to the success and expansion of the Run/Walk to its current largest-ever nationwide presence.
For more information on the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.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.