Mission: 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.
Results: We have provided copay assistance to more than 48,000 men nationwide. We've sent over 2,700 advocates to Capitol Hill, and through their dedication, have secured $90 million in annual prostate cancer research funding through the Department of Defense. This research has secured 3 new treatments for the disease in the last 10 years.
Target demographics: Those impaced by prostate cancer, or who are at risk of being impacted by prostate cancer.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000 men
Geographic areas served: national
Programs: - Educational and awareness packets to help men know the risks and what they can do about this disease.
- Advocacy to ensure that Congress continues to consider prostate cancer to be a funding priority.
- Direct help for men, in the form of financial assistance, small impact grants, and patient navigation programs.
On June 19, 2009 my life forever changed. My husband and I were given the devastating news: he had an aggressive form of prostate cancer. However, I was not about to sit back and do nothing! I started advocating and raising awareness for this horrible disease that it seems no one talks about. In 2012 I was contacted by ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer to become an advocate and was honored to be asked to join the “family”! Working with ZERO has given me so many more opportunities to help raise awareness and to be part of ending prostate cancer. Every year ZERO invites advocates to Washington, DC for a Summit to learn about how to do more in locally in our states, and we get to speak with our elected officials to share our journey with them and to encourage them to keep research and funding for prostate cancer in the FY Budget.