Help Put an end to prostate cancer - Join the 9th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge
Chesapeake Urology’s 9th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge event takes place on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 7:30 am at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Since the inception of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, Chesapeake Urology has raised more than $2.5 million to help end prostate cancer. These funds support our free prostate cancer screening program, prostate cancer research scholarship and advocacy efforts through our non-profit partner, ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer. Now in its ninth year of raising money to find a cure for prostate cancer, the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge has expanded from one event in Baltimore nine years ago to more than 38 cities around the country thanks to the support of the urology community.
About the Event
A fun, family friendly and community supported event, the ZPCC includes 10k and 5k races, 1 mile fun walk and 100m Kids Dash. Along with live music, free food and beverages, kid’s activities area, and local celebrities, medals are awarded to all category top three winners, including a survivor winner category.
Prostate cancer survivors register for free, receive a free catered breakfast, giveaways and participate in the pre-race “Ring of Honor” tribute. Also, Nashville recording artist, Jimmy Charles, will perform his original song, “Superman,” a prostate cancer survivor’s journey put to music.
Our goal for this year’s event is to raise $500,000. Register here
Come out and participate for someone you care about who has been touched by prostate cancer or any cancer. Form your running and walking teams now! Spread the word for the ZPCC on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. For more information, to donate and to register, visit our event website at www.zerobaltimore.org.
Supporting Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Through Chesapeake Urology’s free prostate cancer screening program, more than 6,800 men in the Baltimore community have received free cancer screenings. Ten percent of these men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and many lives have been saved.
Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives! Chesapeake Urology physicians and staff donate more than 350 volunteer hours every year at our free prostate cancer screening events for Maryland men.
Please encourage family, friends and neighbors aged 40 and over to get screened.
Check out our full schedule of free screening events here.
Prostate Cancer Research Scholarship Now Fully Funded Thanks to Funds Raised Through the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge
Our scholarship through the Urology Care Foundation of the American Urological Association has been fully funded to $1.1 million and is now permanently endowed. This money is funding important prostate cancer research. Thanks to the tremendous support of so many, Chesapeake Urology is the only urology group in the country that has raised funds to develop and fund a scholarship of this sort. Chesapeake Urology will now begin funding a new scholarship focusing on prostate cancer education.
8th Annual Prostate Cancer Survivor's picnic was a feel good success
With great attendance, Dr. Sanford Siegel as host, music, food and prizes, fun was had by all at the annual Chesapeake Urology prostate cancer survivor's picnic.
More than 100 prostate cancer survivors, patients and their family members joined in on the fun. Matt Davis from 98 Rock performed "Mentalism," some great food was on the grill and more than 20 survivors won door prizes.