My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, Alexandria, VA, USA
I like many others here have a personal connection to prostate cancer. I lost my dad to the disease in 2011, he was only 73. Prostate cancer took my father away prematurely and I truly feel it could have been a better story had I found Zero while my dad was fighting his battle.
Unfortunately, it wasn't until 2015 that I learned about Zero when I started my athlete journey. I had taken up running in late 2014 and I was looking for a 5K to run, but I knew I wanted it to mean something. I ran the Zero 5K in Long Beach that year. I was able to raise funds along the way and also pursue running. I moved to North Carolina in 2016 and was a little sad that there wasn't a 5K event near my hometown of Raleigh. However, I traveled about 80 miles to Greensboro in 2016 to participate in the Zero 5K. I was pleased to learned about the inaugural 5K that took place in Raleigh this year (2017). I have now run a total of 3 5K's for Zero. I've had the pleasure of meeting Shawn Supers the Mid-Atlantic director who has been absolutely great to work with.
I have no doubt that there is plenty of work to be done to one day get to generation Zero. Until, I am committed to do everything that I can to help fundraise and spread the word about the importance of PSA testing. I still have personal goals as an athlete that include joining Team Zero in endurance events, until then, I plan to attend my local 5K in Raleigh and help to generate more awareness of the event, raise more funds for the cause. I know that every dollar generated from these events is going to help families affected by the disease.