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ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Harrisburg Proceeds to Support Local Men and Families

Photos from the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run - Capital Area, Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Pentagon Row, Arlington, VA. The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run, part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, is the premier men’s health event series in America. Photo by Brian W. Knight/Swim Bike Run Photography
Harrisburg, PA – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Urology of Central Pennsylvania joined forces in September 2015 to save lives and keep families together with the Eighth Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Harrisburg. The family-friendly event – part of ZERO’s annual Run/Walk series – raised nearly $80,000 to help end prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men.

“Partnering with Urology of Central Pennsylvania to bring the ZERO Run/Walk series to Harrisburg allowed survivors, patients, caregivers, families, and businesses to come together as a community to take action against prostate cancer,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “Urology of Central Pennsylvania has been a strong partner in Harrisburg for seven years, and the run/walk event is a great chance to help stop the pain and suffering from prostate cancer and to raise awareness in the local community.”

Funds from the Harrisburg Run/Walk will benefit both the local community as well as national efforts to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer. Locally, The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition will receive more than $27,000 in funds to be used for prostate cancer education and awareness for local men and families.

“We’re thankful for the opportunity to partner with ZERO for the Run/Walk series to continue to bring prostate cancer awareness to the men of Harrisburg and to the state of Pennsylvania,” said Terry Vennell of Urology of Central Pennsylvania and the Race Director for the ZERO Run/Walk in Harrisburg. “The funds donated to The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition will be vital to supporting local men in their prostate cancer journeys as well as raising awareness and education of the disease.”

About Urology of Central Pennsylvania

As a premier urology group practice in Central Pennsylvania, Urology of Central PA, Inc., combines the expertise of 10 urologists, 1 mid-level and 1 radiation oncologist with the convenience of 5 different locations. As leaders in the full continuum of urologic care for men, women and children, Urology of Central PA provides patient-focused treatment in a state-of-the-art setting. For more information, visit www.urologycp.com.

About The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition

The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and we put all of our blood, sweat, and tears into educating men about prostate cancer and prostate health. We’ve lost far too many fathers, brothers, and husbands to prostate cancer, and it’s time to fight back. The PA Prostate Cancer Coalition’s mission is to extend and improve the quality of life for our fathers, brothers, and sons through prostate cancer awareness, education and the advocacy of responsible screening.

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, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 94 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.