Friday, May 13, 2016

Capital Area Community Joins Forces to Help End Prostate Cancer on Father's Day

From our friends at ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer...

Capital Area Community Rallies to Save Lives from Prostate Cancer

Ninth annual Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk comes to Arlington this Father's Day

To end a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes, the Capital Area joins 35+ communities across the nation in hosting the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. In what has become a Father’s Day tradition, ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer will bring together the Capital Area community on June 19 at Pentagon Row Courtyard in Arlington for a 5K run/walk to save lives and help the more than 9,000 men in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

Following her grandfather’s death from prostate cancer in 2005, Madeline Treiber - who is an avid runner - realized that she wanted to do something in his memory, and so - at the age of 14 - began her own run/walk event. Now 19 and a student at George Mason, Madeline will celebrate the fifth year of her race in September, with all of the proceeds benefitting ZERO and the fight to end prostate cancer. Along with the growth she’s seen in her own event, Madeline has been attending ZERO’s Capital Area Run/Walk since 2011, and is passionate about continuing to spread awareness and raise funds any way that she can. “We all have to work together in the fight against prostate cancer - that’s how we’re going to beat it,” said Treiber.

“Father’s Day is an important day in the prostate cancer community,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “By mobilizing survivors, patients, caregivers, families, and businesses to raise funds and awareness on a day that we celebrate the men we love, we can make prostate cancer a national priority.”

Back by popular demand, ZERO spokesman and Nashville recording artist Jimmy Charles will perform on race day. In 2015, Jimmy penned the anthem “Superman” in honor of prostate cancer patients and survivors and has since continued to serve as a passionate advocate and fundraiser for ZERO. Funds raised for this year’s Run/Walk event will go toward national efforts to provide research for new treatments, patient support resources, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer.

For more information on the race, visit

About ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer:
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families through our patient-centric programs. ZERO's premier activities include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, America’s largest men’s health event series. We are a 501c3 philanthropic organization recognized with four stars out of four stars by Charity Navigator, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and 97 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more information, visit