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ZERO HONORS PROSTATE CANCER CHAMPIONS IN LIVE AWARDS CEREMONY

INAUGURAL BOLD FOR BLUE AWARDS STREAMS LIVE THIS SUNDAY

Washington, DC – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is rolling out the “blue” carpet for the inaugural Bold for Blue Awards. The awards highlight outstanding champions who have made a bold impact in the fight against prostate cancer with their fundraising efforts.

“What a true honor it is to work shoulder to shoulder with our Bold for Blue winners,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “These champions are setting the bar for communities across the U.S. in their efforts to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.”

The Bold for Blue Awards will be streamed LIVE on ZERO’s Facebook page. Teams from ZERO’s national Run/Walk series, do-it-yourself event organizers, and Team ZERO endurance athletes will all be honored. ZERO will also pay special tribute to three men who are prostate cancer pioneers and have gone above and beyond for the cause. William A. Schwartz – ZERO founder and former CEO who spearheaded ZERO’s creation, Sanford J. Siegel, MD – founder of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series and recognized leader in urology, and Wesley S. Williams, Jr. – the first African-American Chairman of ZERO’s Board of Directors, will all receive Legacy Awards for their passionate commitment and dedication over many decades.

The awards show, which features a blue carpet, a spirit tunnel, and an emotional candlelight vigil also includes a performance by ZERO spokesperson and Nashville country music artist Jimmy Charles and his band. The ceremony is sponsored by Abbvie.

The Bold for Blue Awards ceremony launches the 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit. This three-day event brings together hundreds of prostate cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones from across the country. Advocates will hear from some of the best and brightest researchers and physicians to learn more about the latest prostate cancer research developments and treatment options. On Tuesday, February 26, our advocates will ascend Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to share their stories with elected officials to fight for increased prostate cancer research funding. In addition, they will be asking for more access to screening for high-risk men and funding for prostate cancer education and awareness in high-risk populations.

The Bold for Blue Awards ceremony begins Sunday, February 24 at 7:15 p.m. EST. For more information about the awards or the 2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit, visit our Facebook page.


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 86 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.