ZERO Prostate Cancer FY 2022-23 Annual Report

The ZERO community is activated nationwide, driving impact and progress toward a world free from prostate cancer. Here’s a look back at our collective impact in FY 2022-23.

Empowering Community, Action, and Hope


Making an Impact Together

Dear ZERO Friends, Facing a cancer diagnosis is both a deeply personal experience and one that binds us together, forming a community committed to each other and united by a singular mission: to ZERO out prostate cancer. As the newly appointed President and CEO of ZERO Prostate Cancer, it is my honor to work alongside this inspiring ZERO community, our partners, and all who are impacted by this disease to save lives together. As we all know, the prostate cancer community has faced an uphill battle in the aftermath of the pandemic. Tragically, the rate of prostate cancer diagnoses continues to rise, resulting in more patients than ever before turning to ZERO for community, support, and hope. With our new strategic plan, we are driving our mission with increased urgency to help meet the needs of the growing number of patients and all those affected. Moving forward, our mission will be at the center of everything we do. To that end, we are hiring our first- ever Chief Mission Officer. This represents a pivotal milestone for ZERO. As part of our “mission first” strategy, we are taking action to evolve our infrastructure and scale the organization to best serve our community. This is an exciting moment of transition and transformation propelling our cause to greater heights and elevating prostate cancer as a nationwide priority. In the following pages, you’ll read about patients and family members uniting their voices on Capitol Hill to increase research funding for more prostate cancer treatments, as well as new legislation to remove barriers to care and early detection. You’ll see a strong, action-oriented community coast-to-coast united by ZERO chapters, a network of Support Groups, “  MOVING FORWARD, OUR MISSION WILL BE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO. “

“  I’M INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR YOU, OUR CAUSE HEROES, STANDING WITH US ACROSS THE COUNTRY. “ out this next year on how we are advancing our new strategic plan to save and extend more lives. With deep gratitude, and a nationwide Run/Walk series raising awareness, sharing education, and providing support. You will find new resources for Black men, Veterans, and other high- risk populations to create a more fair and just healthcare system for everyone to be able to prevent, find, treat and survive prostate cancer. But most of all, in these pages you will feel hope and inspiration from the committed voices of our caring community and the impact we are making together. I’m incredibly grateful for you, our cause heroes, standing with us across the country. Thank you for your unwavering support of ZERO Prostate Cancer. I look forward to keeping you updated on our continued progress through-

ZERO Prostate Cancer is committed to helping all people and families affected by prostate cancer, serving as the primary destination to get support and education, and come together as one community committed to a more hopeful future. The ZERO community is activated nationwide, driving impact and progress toward a world free from prostate cancer. Here’s a look back at our collective impact in FY 2022-23:

Expanded national network of support groups, with more than 145 local support groups across 41 states. Hosted the 2nd Annual Health Equity Symposium, convening nearly 300 medical professionals, researchers, and patients to raise awareness about prostate cancer rates in the Black community and address prostate cancer disparities. Supported the passage of the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act, which requires the development of a prostate cancer clinical pathway ensuring access to care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Convened a White House discussion on prostate cancer as part of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative and led a roundtable discussion to increase prostate cancer awareness and access to screening among men of color. Awarded the inaugural Young Investigator Award in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to Jun Gong, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to advance research into the causes of racial disparities in prostate cancer.

1.1 million patients and caregivers supported through all ZERO’s programs and platforms. Secured $2.5 million in life-changing debt relief through ZERO360, a 15% increase over 2021. Hosted 47 nationwide Run/Walks with 10,000+ participants. Advocated to secure the $110 million budget for the Department of Defense’s Prostate Cancer Research Project, resulting in seven new treatments and one new diagnostic test.

Courtney Bugler, C.F.R.E. President and CEO

“  FINDING THE ZERO COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT SYSTEM has made a world of difference in navigating my diagnosis. I don’t have to carry the weight of prostate cancer alone. “ Darik Pearson ZERO Champion Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient

With the alarming increase in prostate cancer cases, our mission takes on even more urgency. Prostate Supporting Patients and their Families side-effect management, mental health resources, and much more. In addition, 640 patients received transportation assistance through ZERO Drive, aiding access to doctor’s appointments and pharmacy visits. Our dedicated prostate cancer community has made resources and care possible for the thousands of patients and families needing a place to turn. With your support, we’ve been able to:

Caring Communities from Coast-to-Coast Advancing our mission takes a strong and unified community deeply committed to the cause and each other. ZERO’s national network has expanded and continues to grow steadily each year to reach more patients and families in communities nationwide. ZERO’s Chapter program connects the nation’s prostate cancer community to build a collective of patients, survivors, families, corporations, and medical professionals with one goal: to ZERO out prostate cancer. The Chapters program provides a team of staff on the ground committed to creating supportive communities nationwide and making meaningful connections to advance ZERO’s mission. Finding support, resources, and events in your local community is just a click away. Please contact Renee Haney, Director of National Chapters, at or visit to find a ZERO Chapter nearest you.

ZERO’s Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Groups include a network of 145+ in-person and virtual groups in the U.S. and abroad, including 41 states and three countries, serving 20,000+ community members annually. Finding a support group can help those impacted by prostate cancer feel less alone, reduce anxiety and uncertainty, improve understanding of treatments and side effects, and more. Support groups are available for all, including specialized groups for Veterans, Black men, the LGBTQIA+ community, caregivers, Spanish-speaking men, and deaf men. On-going training, education, and support for our Support Group Leaders are integral to offering patients support groups. Support Group Leaders meet virtually each month and in person each year. Last year, 103 support group leaders from across the country gathered for two days of education and celebration in the Chicago, IL, area. These meetings provide ongoing education on the latest in prostate cancer treatment, research, and side effect management. In addition, the new ZERO website features a Support Group Finder tool, making it easier than ever for patients and caregivers to find a community.

cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers among men nationwide, showing a 3% increase in prostate cancer incidence and a 5% increase in advanced-stage diagnoses. Black men face disproportionate diagnosis and mortality rates, with prostate cancer rates being 70% higher in Black men than white men. These disparities are both unacceptable and heartbreaking. We won’t stop until we address the root causes of race and place-based disparities in prostate cancer to improve outcomes and end the disease for all. Patient requests for financial and emotional support through our case management service, ZERO360, increased by a staggering 145% over the past year. In response, the ZERO community funded more life-saving support and resources to all those affected by the disease than ever. With no cost to participants, ZERO’s programming provides disease and treatment education, financial assistance, emotional support, treatment

• Launch a new best-in class , patient-focused ZERO website, arming the prostate cancer community with location-specific resources, easy-to-find information, disease education, and treatment resources. • Continue to grow ZERO’s MENtor program to provide friendship, camaraderie, and advice to patients during their prostate cancer journey. More than 280 matches have been made since the program’s inception. • Provide more than 1.1 million individuals with access to critical assistance and information across all of ZERO’s support programs and platforms, including ZERO’s website, webinars, podcasts, toolkits, educational events, and patient guides.

“  I WAS DENIED INSURANCE COVERAGE for an imaging scan important to my treatment option decision



AS A SUPPORT GROUP LEADER, I’m committed to supporting others fighting prostate cancer to feel like I’m making a difference and supporting men in not just a mental way, by using science, but in an emotional way. “ Darrell Wilson ZERO Champion Z ERO Us TOO Support Group Leader Prostate Cancer Patient

$8.2+ million in debt relief secured for patients and families since inception Provided 5,500+ patients and caregivers with resources and support; 30% self-identify as Black or African- American, representing those at high-risk 24+ support touchpoints on behalf of patients per case

and was referred to ZERO360 by my physician’s office. My case manager was amazing and made the process of appealing the insurance claim denial stress-free. I would not have successfully secured insurance coverage for the scan needed without ZERO360 and the expert work of my case manager. “ Len Rossi P rostate Cancer Patient

Equity and Accessibility for Everyone Facing Prostate Cancer

Supporting High-Risk Veterans

organizations to address how we can better serve the military population and meet their prostate cancer needs through policy change. As part of the larger ZERO Prostate Cancer Veterans Initiative, this group helped support the passage of the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act. The group also helped administer a Veterans Prostate Cancer survey that garnered more than 1,500+ responses, and these responses will help identify opportunities for prostate cancer risk identification and testing as early as possible.

ZERO is on the front lines pushing for policies and initiatives to help raise awareness around the correlation

Last year, ZERO hosted the second annual Health Equity Symposium, addressing the status of prostate cancer disparities and what can be done to eliminate them. The symposium featured sessions on place-based disparities, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease, and clinical trial participation. It also introduced ZERO’s new and expanding Prostate Cancer in the Black Community film series.

Health equity is a cornerstone of our work. Everyone deserves a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive prostate cancer, regardless of race, the financial resources one has access to, or location. ZERO is dedicated to eliminating disparities and ending prostate cancer for all families. Black men are more than 170% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and are 210% more likely to lose their battle against the disease than white men. These disparities are unacceptable, and ZERO is committed to reducing the gaps that make it harder for people from historically underrepresented communities to receive care and support while battling prostate cancer. Last year, ZERO’s Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative expanded to help more men and provide educational resources and support groups. The Initiative launched a support group in Atlanta and now meets in person and virtually to provide prostate cancer education resources and support specifically for Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer. This initiative also includes education and awareness events to help Black men and their families as they manage their diagnosis and navigate the cancer care system. Programs like this are critical to building a future where health equity is achieved, and all men have the opportunity to survive prostate cancer.

between military service and prostate cancer and bring resources to Veterans actively fighting prostate cancer. One in five American Veterans will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at a rate twice that of the general population during their lifetime, making the support, resources, tools, and education needed to fight this disease critically important. This alarming statistic needs immediate action and future planning to ensure our Veterans receive the care they deserve. The ZERO Prostate Cancer Veterans Initiative led the effort responsible for the successful passage of the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act to create a standardized clinical pathway for prostate cancer care within the Veterans Health Administration. In addition to the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act, the federal budget included vital investments in prostate cancer research at the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration and education and outreach at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ZERO’s Veterans Prostate Cancer Working Group continues to convene as a panel of stakeholders from the prostate cancer community and Veterans service

Last year, ZERO convened a new Veterans Advisory Board (VAB) to serve as a brain trust around Veterans prostate cancer experiences. The VAB led the effort to update and publish a Veterans version of the Prostate Cancer 101 brochure, specific to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, their families, and

Film Series 950+ attendees 375+ men screened for prostate cancer at film series events

” I’m proud to be part of work that includes reaching out and encouraging Black men to talk about prostate cancer in their own community. ” Film Series Attendee

The Prostate Cancer in the Black Community film series has reached communities nationwide, raising awareness about the disease. The films shown include “The Black Walnut” by Terrance Afer-Anderson and “The Silent Killer” by Landi Maduro. The film series helps to bring awareness to high-risk men, underscoring existing early detection and education challenges and identifying new ways to address these issues within the Black community. Each event features a post-screening panel discussion with a medical professional and patient.

active-duty military members, to ensure those most at-risk have access to information and treatment options within the Veterans Health Administration system.

1 in 5 U.S. Veterans will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. BY THE NUMBERS

ZERO’s Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative podcast series features candid conversations about the racial barriers some men face regarding healthcare and what can be done to achieve health equity for prostate cancer patients. Episodes are available for listening on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other podcast streaming platforms.

Nearly 489,000 prostate cancer patients receive care through the Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among U.S. Veterans.

Prostate cancer rates in the military are twice those in the general population.

Leading the Charge Against Prostate Cancer

The ZERO Prostate Cancer community has made great progress in support of patients and their loved ones. From introducing legislation to eliminate insurance cost-sharing for prostate cancer screenings to productive discussions with lawmakers nationwide,

screening without imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or other cost-sharing requirements. Proposed legislative efforts like these will save lives, improve healthcare access, and increase equity in prostate cancer outcomes. Together, alongside our local advocates, ZERO’s state-by-state strategy will

we are engaging thousands of change-making advocates and Champions from coast- to-coast to make prostate cancer a national priority. In partnership with advocates in California and Washington, D.C., ZERO introduced lifesaving legislation to increase access to prostate cancer screening by ensuring that coverage is guaranteed for an annual prostate cancer

help expand prostate cancer screening mandates to half of


the United States by 2030. In 2023, more advocates connected with their elected officials at the state and local




Representatives from ZERO, alongside prostate cancer survivor and ZERO Champion Marlon Hudson, led a roundtable discussion with other stakeholders. Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra was part of the roundtable conversation, which sought to educate policymakers, including the President’s Cancer Panel, about the increased risk of prostate cancer among Black men and change the conversation about screening risks and the need for nationwide early detection accessibility and awareness. “  BLACK MEN ARE ALMOST TWICE AS LIKELY to be diagnosed with, and more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than white men. We need every federal patient- facing pamphlet, web page, and material to make sure that message is loud and clear. Screening is about saving men’s lives, and ZERO is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure Black men get the information they need about prostate cancer. “ Ali Manson  Vice-President of Government Relations and Advocacy

In a year of federal budget cuts and program reductions, the voices of prostate cancer patients, families, and advocates made a budgeting victory possible. Congress maintained federal research funding for the Department of Defense’s Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) for 2022 at $110 million. ZERO is pushing for $120 million in funding to be included in the upcoming budget to ensure life-saving progress is made , as the PCRP is the most successful prostate cancer research program in the nation. Heroes like you advocated for $15.2 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, an increase of $1 million from the previous fiscal year that recognizes the agency’s commitment to conducting outreach and education for high-risk men. This CDC funding maintains critical outreach efforts to historically underserved communities and men with a family history of prostate cancer to spread disease awareness and education, ensuring at-risk men in rural and harder- to-reach communities understand the importance of early detection. Last year, ZERO convened a White House discussion on prostate cancer as a part of the federal Cancer Moonshot Initiative. This initiative aims to reduce the national death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer.


levels than ever. As our army of ZERO advocates gets larger and louder, we look forward to seeing the larger and louder impact on federal and state policy to improve the lives of those affected by prostate cancer.

“  I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE TWO PROSTATE CANCER AT JUST 44 with no signs or symptoms. Early detection saved my life and gave me a fighting chance. Too many men don’t know their risk, the importance of an annual screening, or have access to be screened. Early detection saves lives. “

Dr. Richmond Hill  ZERO Champion Prostate Cancer Survivor

The 2023 ZERO Summit made life-saving progress once again as the largest gathering of its kind for the prostate cancer community. The first-ever hybrid Summit included virtual and in-person attendees gathering to reaffirm a shared commitment to learning from the top experts in the prostate cancer space and advocating for all those affected by the disease. The community’s dedication was abundant the whole weekend in Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation online. A United Voice at the 2023 ZERO Summit

Championing a World with ZERO Prostate Cancer

community of support and advocacy, inspiring action to achieve a ZERO prostate cancer future. Thank you to our nearly 600 ZERO Champions nationwide. You are making a difference in the lives of prostate cancer patients and families, and it is an honor to serve the prostate cancer community alongside each of you.

ZERO Champions are passionate and dedicated volunteer leaders driving ZERO’s fight against prostate cancer in their communities. Champions save lives by promoting awareness, providing essential resources, initiating connections, and supporting each other and all those impacted by prostate cancer. Together, Champions form a powerful, caring, nationwide

Advocacy, education, and support were the three pillars of the this year’s Summit. With more than 20+ hours of educational content shared, 1,300+ individuals from 48 states learned from the best and brightest in the prostate cancer space both in person and online. Since the conclusion of the Summit, this year’s educational content has been viewed more than 26,000 times, educating and informing our community during the Summit and beyond. Advocates held meetings on Capitol Hill to urge members of Congress to advance prostate cancer research funding and shared personal stories to inform elected officials about the urgent need to support legislation and research funding and to make prostate cancer a priority on Capitol Hill.

CHAMPION SPOTLIGHT Vivian and John Avery are dedicated ZERO Champions and prominent volunteer leaders within the Kansas City community. Vivian and John lost their fathers to prostate cancer. They both passionately raise awareness about the critical significance of early detection and screening to ensure others don’t suffer from these devastating losses. Vivian and John serve as invaluable representatives of ZERO, lending their time and expertise to engage with community members at various events. While ZERO provides the educational materials, their volunteer leadership and diligence to share their family’s experience saves lives. “ I want to be able to help not only my family but other families get through this. They shouldn’t have to go through it. They shouldn’t have to is the key. ” - Vivian Avery Vivian and John’s undeniable passion for a world with ZERO Prostate Cancer has advanced the fight against the disease. Thank you, Vivian and John, for your continued impact. Champions have exclusive access to program benefits that will help establish you as a leader and resource within your community. To join ZERO’s inspirational national group of dedicated leaders, please contact Shawn K. Supers, Senior Director of Donor Relations, at, or 202-344-9058, or visit for more information.

“  I WISH I HAD MET ZERO THE VERY DAY I WAS DIAGNOSED with prostate cancer. There would’ve been so much more peace and assurance and less anguish, stress, and fear. When I was first diagnosed, all I could think about was death, and after I met ZERO, I now think about life, the people who are dedicated to life, and those who want to extend life. My goal, and our shared goal at the Summit, is this: there should never be another man, another caregiver,

SUMMIT ADVOCACY BY THE NUMBERS 122 Advocates from 41 States 155 Meetings on Capitol Hill First Joint Reception with the American Urological Association

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or another spouse who has to face prostate cancer without this wonderful community. You matter to so many. “ Tom Bognanno ZERO Board Chair Prostate Cancer Patient

Building a Nationwide Community to ZERO out Prostate Cancer

Run/Walk Teams and Individuals Raising $5,000+ Top fundraisers fund critical services including support to those in need, prostate cancer education and awareness, and the advancement of federal research for new treatments. Thank you to these committed ZERO Run/Walk fundraising leaderboard winners for making a difference in the lives of prostate cancer patients and their families. Run/Walk Honor Roll


The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk series is the largest men’s health event in the US, dedicated to ending prostate cancer. It raises funds, shares hope, and unites thousands of participants from coast to coast in honor of patients, survivors, families, and loved ones impacted by prostate cancer. In 2022, ZERO’s Run/Walks returned to in-person events for the first time since the pandemic and connected patients, survivors, caregivers, families, and friends at 47 nationwide events. By galvanizing a community of more than 10,000+ prostate cancer heroes, these impactful events helped increase awareness, provided support, and raised $3.6+ million for critically important patient support and resources, a 33% increase over last year. In 2023, we were proud to host another impactful event series with 48 events across the United States. We welcomed Rockford, IL, Kenosha, WI, Fort Worth, TX, and Columbus, OH, to the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk family. As our dedicated community grows, the more patients, survivors, and families we can support, from diagnosis to treatment and everything in between. “  EVENTS LIKE THE RUN/ WALK ALLOW US TO RAISE AWARENESS for such an important cause and help make men more aware of prostate cancer the way women have done for breast cancer. Men need to get behind prostate cancer awareness and start talking because sharing the message of early detection is vital. “ Derek Eisler Prostate Cancer Survivor

Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology Andrew Zweig Ripple Runners Audi Hunt Valley Bach Around the Clock Bayer Home Office Bernadette Greenwood Bob Lane Bunch O Nuts

ViewRay Nilay Gandhi Papa JT Pfizer NYC Potomac Urology Stream Team Silenzio Cancer! Soaring Eagle Strong as Steele at XR Team Angus Team Blackney Team El Jefe

Fighting Men Fighting Cancer Finleigh Forsburg FOFTC Spare the Walnut Frednecks Greater Boston Urology Halo Dx Karen Jauregui Louise Gutt

Team KevKev! Team Krenz

$35,000,000 raised by the Run/Walk series over the last 16 years 170,000+ Run/Walk participants $5,000,000 in local grants given

Team Nikituk Team Philibin Team Poppa, Pappy and Cuggy Team Vince The Forsburg 40

This One’s For Terry Unfinished Business Urology Specialists of the Carolinas UroPartners2022 Valley VIPs Warren’s Warriors

Marty Kander Michael and the Slowpokes MidLantic Urology Miles for Mike MRIdian SMART/

Buzz’s Boys Chemosabes Dick’s Dream Team

Team Gutt Team HMU Team Jeremy

Douglas Krenz Eliza Forsburg

Run/Walk Premier Sponsor Thank you to Abbvie, ZERO’s Premier National Run/Walk sponsor, for their investment in supporting patients and their families over the past fifteen years of partnership with ZERO.

Celebrating the 2022 Bold For Blue Award Winners

Elevating Prostate Cancer Awareness For the second year, ZERO partnered with Bayer Pharmaceuticals to host

For the second year, ZERO partnered with the Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show in New York City to raise awareness, improve early detection, and save lives. This high-profile, celebrity event unites the worlds of fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare, and media to discuss prostate cancer, emphasizing racial disparities and underserved communities. Celebrities included Bill Nye, Don Lemon, and Mario Cantone, among others, and was covered by many major press outlets. Janssen Oncology sponsored the event. To expand the event’s impact, the Blue Jacket and ZERO partnered with New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center to host two free prostate cancer screening events. The Mount Sinai Robert F. Smith Mobile Prostate Cancer Screening van provided no-cost screenings at a site in Harlem, and Blue Jacket Fashion Show guests had the opportunity to be screened for prostate cancer onsite at the fashion show location in Manhattan.

ZERO rolled out the “blue carpet” once again for the fifth annual Bold for Blue Award Ceremony – a celebration of the passionate and committed men, women, families, and companies who have made a bold impact in the fight against prostate cancer. Last year’s Bold for Blue fundraising awards showcased those who have gone above and beyond with lifesaving fundraising efforts to support patients and their families during their most urgent need. The Impact Award winners were Jamie Bearse, ZERO’s former President and CEO, for his 21-year service to our community, and Ted Healy, for going above and beyond the call of duty to raise awareness and funds for our cause. The Legacy Awards honored the contributions of Judge Ralph Burnett, Robert Ginyard, Quentin “Skip” Lockwood, Bob Samuels, Susie Schlernitzauer, Jonathan Schwartz, and John Willey. The winner of the Hope Award for their exemplary dedication, service, and giving hope to prostate cancer survivors and their families was Donna Hollister.

The Caesar Blevins Warrior Award recipients , inspired by and named after a prostate cancer super- advocate who passed away in April 2021, are Steve Abbott and Len Sierra. The Megaphone Award Winner was presented to Frederick Anderson, the founder of the Blue Jacket Fashion Show. The Years of Service Award honored Dr. Les Raff, and the Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Impact Award honored Darrell Sabbs. The Health Equity Advocacy Award was awarded to Representative La Shawn K. Ford of the 8th District in the Illinois General Assembly; Health Equity Individual Award to Jeff Fortson; Health Equity Lifetime Service Award to Congressman Bobby Rush of the 1st Congressional District of Illinois; Health Equity Organizational Award to Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN); and the Prostate Cancer Veterans Advocacy Award to Colonel Paul Taylor, retired US Army. The Top Corporate Fundraisers include AutoNation, Baird, Bayer, Pfizer, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

the “Prostate Cancer Uncensored” podcast series as part of the We’re Not Gonna Take It prostate cancer education campaign.

LEGACY AWARD WINNER SPOTLIGHT “It was amazing to be honored as one of the Legacy Award winners, along with many other passionate and dedicated prostate cancer advocates. I am grateful for the recognition of my impact on the prostate cancer community. I know that my brother Terry would be proud of the work I have done and continue to do in his memory.” Legacy Award Recipient Suzanne Schlernitzauer ZERO Champion Prostate Cancer Advocate

The podcast series, co-hosted by prostate cancer survivor and famed musician Jay Jay French of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, has attracted thousands of listeners to learn more about prostate

cancer, symptoms, side effects from treatment, and more. The We’re Not Gonna Take It podcast includes candid discussions with celebrities, including prostate cancer survivors Rob Halford of Judas Priest, William King of the Commodores, and Cowboy Max, a TikTok superstar. Because of the campaign’s broad reach and patient education efforts, the campaign gained national recognition. The campaign was nominated for three prestigious media awards. •  Reuters Most Valuable Digital Patient Engagement Award - Finalist •  Reuters Most Valuable Collaboration Award - Finalist •  2023 NA SABRE Marketing to Men Award - Finalist

Top Fundraisers included Susan Blackney, Kristin Boehm, Catherine Chapman, Zach Collins, Trevor Cohen, Alex Parker, Jackie Cromwell, Michael Dunne, Pat Forsburg, Alan Hosack, Sandy Maxey, Bill Miller, Team Nikituk, Anna and Ryan Pessah, Megan Robertson, Ed Varney, and Wendy Zweig.


Urology Practice Partners 2022 Grantees

Our collective impact is made possible with you and our passionate and inspiring community. Together, we are an unstoppable force to make the pain and suffering caused by this disease a thing of the past. You are the voice for the voiceless, an unwavering source of support for patients and families needing a lifeline. It will take all of us to end prostate cancer. A World with ZERO Prostate Cancer Only Happens with You

ZERO’s community grant program funds local nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping prostate cancer patients and families in their local areas. Proceeds from ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walks are invested locally through the following grantees: Blue Ribbon Cancer Coalition of PA Cancer Resource Foundation Cone Health Hartford Healthcare Tallwood Urology Mary Crowley Cancer Research Patient Advocate Foundation Schellhammer Urological Research Foundation St. Helena Hospital Foundation Urology Care Foundation IT IS NOT LOST ON ME that I have enough open road in front of me to hopefully make it to the next great treatment as a result of the groundbreaking work that has been done in the last 20 to 25 years, made possible because of ZERO and the commitment of donors like you. “ Steve Abbott ZERO Champion Prostate Cancer Patient “ 

Over the past fifteen years, ZERO Prostate Cancer’s Run/Walk series has built a nationwide community of heroes committed to ensuring progress in the fight against prostate cancer. With the partnership of urology practices from across the country, ZERO works alongside medical professionals and their teams to host these events that bring hope, awareness, education, and critically essential funds to help support patients and their families. Thank you to our dedicated partners: Adult Pediatric Urology & Urogynecology Advanced Urology Associates Adventist Health Alliance Urology Specialists Associated Urologists Tallwood Urology and Kidney Tampa General Hospital The Prostate Health Podcast The Urology Group P.C. UPMC Urologic Specialists Urology Associates of SENC Urology Associates OKC Urology Austin Urology of Virginia Urology Specialists of the Carolinas Uropartners Wilmington Health Urology

LEAVING YOUR LEGACY WITH ZERO: You can make a lasting impact on your prostate cancer community by including ZERO in your estate plans. Contribute to a more hopeful future for those facing prostate cancer today by visiting JOIN THE BLUE RIBBON CIRCLE: When you make a monthly gift, you become a member of ZERO’s Blue Ribbon Circle, a passionate collective of donors building a steady stream of support the prostate cancer community can count on. WORKPLACE GIVING: Get your colleagues involved in the fight against prostate cancer. OTHER WAYS TO GIVE: We accept gifts of stock, cryptocurrency, pledged commitments, and donor-advised funds.

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“  WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED, I didn’t understand the treatment options or know where to turn for that information. ZERO solved that for me, and I was empowered to make the decisions that were best for my situation. Guys like me who’ve been affected have to be the ones to call for more treatment options, more funding for research,

and more legislation to assist prostate cancer patients. Being a donor helps to do all these things and helps those in our community. “ David McElhaney ZERO Champion

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ZERO’s Leadership

FY 2022-23 Financials APRIL 1, 2022 - MARCH 31, 2023 Gross Income $9,365,841 Gross Expenses -$10,407,106

2022 Board of Directors

ZERO Management Team

Tom Bognanno Chair Alicia Morgans, M.D., M.P.H. Vice Chair Ed Lomasney Secretary/Treasurer

Courtney Bugler, C.F.R.E. President and CEO* Colony Brown Chief Marketing Officer* Tracy Cesaretti Vice President, Events Jen Gomes Vice President, Operations

Ali Manson Vice President Government Relations

Brad D. Lerner, M.D., F.A.C.S., C.A.S.C. Sandra Maxey Kelvin Moses, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Cheryl Nikituk Daniel Perkins Jon Poindexter James Schraidt Jonathan D. Schwartz Donald Slaght

and Advocacy Shelby Moneer Vice President Patient Programs and Education *Executive Team Members



Assets Total Assets

Teedra Bernard Marty Chakoian Alan Goldman Karen Jauregui

$7,317,310 -$1,453,845

Total Liabilities

Net Assets


Medical Advisory Board



85.5% PROGRAM EXPENSES $8,900,412 5%

64.3% EDUCATION & AWARENESS $5,723,834 2.2% RESEARCH $194,452 17.2%

Kelvin Moses, M.D., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Rachel S. Rubin, M.D. Assistant Clinical Professor in Urology at Georgetown University Charles J. Ryan, M.D. Prostate Cancer Foundation Alison Sachs, M.S.W., C.S.W., O.S.W.-C. Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center Eric Shinohara, M.D., M.S.C.I. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Alicia Morgans, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Joanna Doran, Esq. Triage Cancer Nilay M. Gandhi, M.D. Potomac Urology Inova Alexandria Hospital Elisabeth Heath, M.D., F.A.C.P. Wayne State University

Stacy Loeb, M.D., M.S.c., Ph.D. (Hon) New York University School of Medicine and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center Benjamin H. Lowentritt, M.D., F.A.C.S. Chesapeake Urology Associates and Director of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Group at Chesapeake Urology


ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

PATIENT SUPPORT $1,530,347 16.3% ADVOCACY $1,451,779


School of Medicine Laurence Klotz, M.D. University of Toronto

Meredith Morgan, M.S.N. Urology Oncology Clinic, University of Michigan

Comprehensive Cancer Center

TOTAL: $10,407,106

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