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8th Annual Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk returns to the Capital Area on Father’s Day

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EIGHTH ANNUAL ZERO PROSTATE CANCER RUN/WALK RETURNS 

TO THE CAPITAL AREA ON FATHER’S DAY

RUN/WALK EVENT FEATURES PERFORMANCE FROM NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST JIMMY CHARLES

Join ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 in Arlington, VA as we race to the finish for the Eighth Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Capital Area. The 4 mile run/walk is a part of ZERO’s annual Run/Walk series, which raises awareness and funds to end prostate cancer. This year, ZERO will bring the series to nearly 40 cities nationwide.

“Our family-friendly Run/Walk series invites our local partner network – which includes doctor offices, local charities, and corporate sponsors – to come together and help us take a huge step in the fight to create Generation ZERO – the first generation of men free from prostate cancer,” ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse said. “This series is a great chance for men, women, children, and families of all ages to increase awareness and raise funds to end a disease that affects one in seven fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, grandfathers, partners, and friends.”

New in 2015, Nashville recording artist and Baltimore local Jimmy Charles will be in attendance to perform his new song “Superman,” an anthem dedicated to cancer patients and survivors. The family-friendly event will also feature an after party with awards, food, and fun for the whole family.

In 2014 we added two exciting programs to the Run/Walk series, including the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. Kids ages nine and under can take part in the Dash, where they will participate on race day in a short dash and at the finish line receive superhero capes. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to remind their heroes – Dad, Grandpa and other male role models – to take charge and remain invested in their health. Also back for the second year is the Snooze For Dudes program for those who are unable to participate on race day but would still like to help end prostate cancer by raising awareness and funds.

The Run/Walk series brings our passion for making prostate cancer a national priority to local communities, encouraging those who wish to have a voice to raise awareness and speak out about the disease. For local resident Valerie Moore, the cause is personal. Val’s father, a Vietnam Veteran, was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 47, and over the 19 years his cancer has been treated and returned five times. Each time he has fought with a vengeance, and after his most recent recurrence – when they discovered that his cancer had spread to the bone – Val decided to bring her dream of raising funds and awareness to fruition by participating in ZERO’s Run/Walk. To-date, she has exceeded her fundraising goal for the cause, which is so close to her heart.

“As much as I would like to, I can’t make my dad’s cancer go away. I can’t go through this for him, but I can do my best to love and support him while arming myself with as much knowledge as I can, in order to make his life as happy and normal as possible,” said Moore. “Raising money for ZERO has allowed me to do my part to help men like my dad and families like ours battle this disease. I have far exceeded my fundraising expectations, but I’m not stopping here – this is just the beginning.”

For more information, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/dc.


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