ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer Returns with In-Person Events for National Run/Walk Series
Virtual participation options will also be available in cities nationwide
Washington, D.C. – April 29, 2021 ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is thrilled to announce that the 2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series, the nation’s only event series dedicated solely to prostate cancer for more than a decade, will return to communities in-person starting this August. The Run/Walks will be held through November in nearly 40 cities across the country and attract thousands of patients, caregivers, family members, medical professionals, and loved ones.
The Run/Walk series has been a nationwide force in the prostate cancer community for more than a decade. With the partnership of urology practices coast to coast, ZERO works with many urologists and their teams and our passionate volunteer Champions to host these events that bring hope, awareness, and critical funds to help patients and their families.
“Through our unique partnership model, premier urology practices in cities around the country play an important role with us to raise significant funding and awareness, build local prostate cancer communities, and end prostate cancer,” said Tracy Cesaretti, ZERO’s Vice President of Events.
The return of in-person events is timely to ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer once and for all. This year prostate cancer will impact almost 250,000 American men and take nearly 35,000 lives.
In reflecting on the upcoming Run/Walk series, ZERO CEO and President Jamie Bearse said: “After a year of virtual events and rising cases and deaths, it’s more important than ever to come together and ZERO out this disease. These community events are critical to raising funds and support for patient programs, disease education and awareness, and research funding.”
The 2021 ZERO Run/Walk season kicks off with the Omaha event on August 7. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at each event, and virtual participation options will be available for all Run/Walks. Most ZERO Run/Walk events feature a mission speaker, local eateries and vendors, appearances by local personalities, entertainment, activities just for kids, and more. To find a ZERO Run/Walk near you, visit zerocancer.run.
Established in 2007, the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is a growing, nationwide series that attracts patients, survivors, family members, friends, medical professionals, and athletes who come together as a community to save lives and keep families together. ZERO is grateful to longtime Premier Partner AbbVie, and returning National Sponsors, including Astellas, Bayer, Boston Scientific, Pfizer Oncology, and Tolmar. ZERO welcomes two new national sponsors to join this year’s series, Lantheus and Myovant Sciences.
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.