This article is written by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, one of our health advocacy partners. 
I am pleased to be returning to the ZERO Summit. What a great opportunity we have this year to engage online in this year’s Virtual Summit! More than ever, we can join together to represent our states and connect with lawmakers. This upcoming Summit does not require travel and it is free! We should invite anyone who is passionate about patient care to become part of the effort.” – Brandon Wilhelmsen

Help Us Fight Prostate Cancer

Every year in the nation’s capital, prostate cancer patients and their families, along with survivors and caregivers, are brought together by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer at its annual Prostate Cancer Summit for a week of learning, community building, and advocacy. 

While the threat of COVID-19 is keeping us physically apart, we at ZERO did not let that stop us from continuing the fight against prostate cancer. We are bringing our nationwide community together and hosting our first-ever virtual Summit starting Sunday, February 28.

Through March 4, the top minds in cancer treatment, research, education, and advocacy will gather with a national community of patients, survivors, and caregivers. Together, we’ll get the latest on prostate cancer research including new developments, preventative nutrition, effective caregiving, and more.

Other session topics include side effects of treatment, mental health and anxiety management, the impacts of racial disparities, and tips on maximizing your health while living with or caring for someone who has prostate cancer.

Baseball fans have a special reason to attend this year’s Summit: the mission speaker is none other than MLB All-Star and prostate cancer survivor Cal Ripken, Jr.! Ripken will share his story of hope and triumph in battling the disease. He’s joined by other notable speakers including Dr. Mark Moyad, author of the bestselling book The Supplement Handbook, and Dr. Stacy Loeb, host of the “Men’s Health Show” on Sirius XM US/Canada satellite radio.

 Prostate Cancer Awareness 

With prostate cancer diagnoses expected to rise 30% in 2021, it’s now more important than ever to remain up to date on the latest prostate cancer advances, as well as finding a community that can support you. New reporting from Cancer Facts and Figures estimates that a man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2 minutes, and pass away from the disease every 15 minutes. And, in 2021, almost 3% more men will pass away from the disease than in 2020. 

With the Summit taking place in a virtual setting, you can be in the comfort of your home to interact and share stories with those experiencing the same disease impacts as you or a loved one. Hang out in our new Virtual Lounge, or join a virtual happy hour. A helpful and free app will let you chat with other attendees, plan your schedule with friends, take and share notes, and more. 

How to Attend the Virtual Summit

Registering for the virtual Summit is easy and FREE — it just takes a few clicks. Sign up at zerocancer.org/summit, and then download the Summit app at zerocancer.org/summit-app where you will be able to access all of the Summit’s information sessions.

For any other questions you may have about this year’s virtual Summit, check out these helpful FAQs or send us an email at summit@zerocancer.org.

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About ZERO

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.

Outcome Health partners with organizations like ZERO to bring their important messages to audiences at the point of care. If you’d like to learn more about joining our network, email marketing@outcomehealth.com.

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