About the event
The event is to help raise awareness and promote early detection.
Recently released Cancer Facts & Figures data indicates that this year, prostate cancer deaths saw the largest jump in a decade.
Why? The United States Preventative Task Force Service and medical institutions like Dartmouth University fight against prostate cancer testing, claiming that a high PSA blood test instantly converts a patient into over-treatment for the disease. However, deterring men from a simple blood test as a practice is killing some of those men. These are the men who will then not catch their disease until it is at an advanced stage.
In 2017, deaths from prostate cancer were estimated to total 26,730; this year, it is estimated at 29,430. This jump proves why early detection is so important: a man's chances of five-year survival from the disease plummets from 99 percent to 30 percent if caught at a later stage.
Why should you sponsor?
ZERO Chapters are building vibrant communities of donors, advocates, run/walkers, and volunteers - all champions who come together in the fight against prostate cancer. ZERO Chapters are part of the fabric of these communities. With fundraising events, education, and advocacy activities to support patients and create awareness, ZERO is helping to make a year-round impact at the local level.
However, there is currently no active chapter in the Atlanta Metro Area nor in the Southeast. This is your opportunity to guide that conversation and bring a strong advocate to the region that'll attract grants, patient support and awareness events.
My name is Sergio Ravelo, I'm currently training for the 70.3 Ironman in Chattanooga TN on May 20th with my charity partner Zero Cancer.
Zero Cancer envisions a future with zero prostate cancer deaths and an end to pain and suffering. This can only be achieved by early detection and informed man.
Prostate cancer is a disease that has affected multiple generations of my family in lieu of that I began to take precautionary steps now when I'm younger and have time on my side. I decided that I should amplify my voice and share with my friends who may have similar risk factors to not wait to understand their risk factors and how certain lifestyle changes can help keep them cancer-free for a longer period of time.
Contact the Organizer
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