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ZERO and Tri-California Events Partner to Help End Prostate Cancer

ZERO Named Featured Charity Partner for Wildflower Triathlon and San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz

Washington, D.C. – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Tri-California Events, Inc. have joined forces to help end prostate cancer. ZERO will be a featured charity partner at the renowned Wildflower Triathlon this April and for the return of the iconic San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz this August, where ZERO’s endurance athletes will compete and raise funds to help the 1 in 7 men affected by prostate cancer.

“Every 19 minutes an American man dies of prostate cancer. That is an estimated 3,100 fathers, brothers, and husbands from right here in California,” said Julie Carr, ZERO’s National Fundraising Manager. “By partnering with Tri-California Events, a family-run company focused on athlete experience and growing the sport of triathlon, we can offer our athlete fundraisers VIP treatment as they compete to help end prostate cancer at two of the top bucket-list races in the country.”

Participants who join Team ZERO at either Wildflower Triathlon or San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz will receive fundraising support, custom team gear, and VIP packages to include premier bike racking, catered meals, priority packet pick-up, meet the elites program and post-event hospitality.

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance program has raised more than $1.1 million since it began with one team in the Marine Corps Marathon in 2008. In 2016, over 300 athletes will join Team ZERO in the country’s most prestigious triathlons and marathons and raise more than $500,000.

“Cancer is affecting so many these days; everyone has been touched in some way by this disease.   Our events allow us a vessel to reach people and raise money for the good of many while promoting a healthy lifestyle, the importance of family exercise and so much more – makes us love being part of such an amazing sport” said Colleen Bousman, President of Tri-California Events Inc.

For more information about joining ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer at Wildflower Triathlon or San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, contact Julie Carr at Julie@zerocancer.org or 202-303-3106. Space is limited.

About Tri-California Events

Tri-California Events is an event management company producing triathlon, swimming, and running races throughout California including the Wildflower Triathlons, San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim, The Triathlon at Pacific Grove, and Scott Tinley’s Triathlon. In addition, Tri-California serves as the race production company for the Nike Women’s Marathon and The San Francisco Giant Race. At Tri-California, our goal is to motivate individuals of all ages and fitness levels to lead a healthier lifestyle by “exercising with purpose” and participating in an endurance race. For more information on Tri-California Events and upcoming events, please visit www.tricalifornia.com.

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.