WASHINGTON, D.C. – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Hop Valley Brewing raised over $237,000 during No Shave November to help prostate cancer patients and their families. Hop Valley Brewing was the premier sponsor of ZERO’s Grow & Give campaign – a nationwide effort that raises critical awareness and funds for the urgent need to end prostate cancer. One in eight men will have prostate cancer during his lifetime. As the premier sponsor, Hop Valley Brewing matched $25,000 in donations during November 2021 to help patients.
“We were proud to partner with ZERO during the 2021 Grow & Give campaign and to use our platform to provide education and raise awareness,” said Megan McKenna, Director of Marketing, Hop Valley Brewing Company.
Thanks to Hop Valley Brewing’s match, dedicated teams like Baird Novembeard and passionate individual fundraisers, ZERO raised $237,000 for the cause. During the month-long campaign, nearly 600 participants pledged to raise money for patients.
Since 2014, R.W. Baird has formed a team and supported ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer. They’ve raised thousands of dollars through in-person and virtual pancakes breakfasts, BBQ lunches and Happy Hours. The Baird Novembeard team raised over $26,000 in 2021!
“At Baird, we believe in giving back. Every November, a number of “Beardos” from Baird come together in support of members of our community who are faced with challenges, including prostate cancer,” said Warren Macey, Vice President and Senior Manager of Business Process Engineering. “It’s truly an honor to support ZERO each year, and we know the money is going where it is needed most.”
“Given the challenging circumstances of the pandemic, ZERO is grateful to have many passionate Grow & Give fundraisers,” said ZERO’s CEO and President, Jamie Bearse. “More patients and their families will get the help they need and we’ll get a step closer to zeroing out prostate cancer thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone who took part in this campaign.”
ZERO is the leading national nonprofit in the fight against prostate cancer, a disease that takes the life of a man every 15 minutes. Since 2014, Grow & Give has taken the country by storm and attracted teams and individuals from many industries and regions. All Grow & Give participants are committed to the cause of ending prostate cancer and improving men’s health.
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.
About Hop Valley Brewing
Hop Valley Brewing is a craft brewery with nationwide beer distribution that was founded in Eugene, Oregon in 2009. They’re known for their commitment to brewing innovative, hop-forward beers that are unique, diverse and a little eccentric, but always approachable. From the first sip, there is no mistaking they were born in a state rich in high-quality hops and in a quirky city known for its free spirit.
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.