Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Grow & Give To End Prostate Cancer

It’s November and everywhere you look, men are sporting mustaches and beards. Join the facial hair-growing phenomenon to raise funds and awareness to end prostate cancer with ZERO’s Grow & Give campaign! Did you know that growing your beard, mustache, and whatever else you choose will not only make you manly, but also make you one of the good guys? Beard up and do good by supporting the 1 in 7 American men that will get prostate cancer during their lifetime. Click here to get started! Can't commit to fuzz? Support Team ZERO's Grow & Give efforts with a livesaving donation.


What’s the Deal?

The Grow & Give Rulebook? Yeah, it doesn’t exist. We’re not about rules, we’re about helping save lives. All you need to do is to set up a webpage and encourage your friends and family to support your journey to gain facial hair cred. You can go it alone or create a team and get your buddies and colleagues involved. Start November 1 or any day this month and grow all month long. Ask people to give and sponsor whatever you have decided to grow. Staches, goatees, soul patches, beards, chops, burns - you name it, we want you to grow it. Take some photos of your new fuzz and post them. Not only will you be warmer and manlier, you’ll end the month on high note knowing you have helped your fellow man. It’s fun, easy, and it saves lives. Ladies, you can join in the fun too by starting a team, fundraising, and getting the men in your life to make their health a priority.

Help Spread the Word

In addition to sending your fundraising page to family and friends for donations and posting pictures of your fuzz on social media, you can help spread the word and grow the movement by printing your own stickers and rack cards to share with family, friends, colleagues, and organizations in your community. Click here to print stickers. Please note that you'll need to purchase specific labels to print the sticker on. Visit onlinelabel.com and purchase label number OL225. Click here to print rack cards.


Our mission is to end prostate cancer. We are patients, past and present – unwilling to back down. We are friends and family, loved ones of those engaged in the fight to the end. We are employees and professionals, tired of seeing the people we care about suffer. Our passion is making prostate cancer a national priority 365 days out of every year and creating Generation ZERO - the first generation of men free from prostate cancer. Join Grow & Give now and help declare one number above others: ZERO.

Where Does the Money Go?

Not in our pockets, but directly to fighting prostate cancer and helping save lives. No other prostate cancer organization can beat our 98 cents on every dollar, which goes towards programs and activities to end it, slay it, destroy it, and terminate it. Help us lead the fight to end the disease by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families.

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