BENEFITING: ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
Register now for this event by joining the ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance Team. ZERO has 20 guaranteed spots at the ING Direct New York City Marathon which is an annual marathon that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It's one of the largest marathons in the world.
Each year, more than 45,000 athletes take the challenge and participate in this exciting event. Please join our ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance Team for this competition on Sunday, November 3 and conquer this athletic challenge while raising money to end prostate cancer. The fundraising minimum is $3,000.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer death, killing a man every 18 minutes. Yet, there is hope: 99 percent survive when it's caught early.
Proceeds raised by the ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance Team will support ZERO —The End of Prostate Cancer and its mission to end prostate cancer through awareness, outreach, advocacy and research. ZERO operates the ZERO Prostate Cancer Testing—the only national mobile testing program for the disease. Since our testing campaign began in 2002, we have tested more than 120,000 men. ZERO has also worked to infuse more than $2 billion of new federal funding for prostate cancer research to find a cure.
Where Does the Money Go?
50 cents of every dollar raised stays in our local community to fund research, testing and support.
50 cents of every dollar funds national advocacy efforts to increase and protect federal dollars for prostate cancer research. Every dollar dedicated to advocacy is converted into $9 for research!
Since 2008, we have provided more than 50,000 free tests and provided more than $1 million toward local prostate cancer programs and research.
ZERO pays the cost of your entry into the race
Supportive group of teammates
Your own personal fundraising website
Listserv developed so team members can communicate with each other
Fundraising advice and support up to, during and after the race
Running singlet & running pullover (will be mailed to you prior to race day)
HeadSweats visor or cap
"In Honor of" or "In Memory of" bib number (to place on your back during the race – to thank those who donated to you)
The opportunity to make your fitness goals a reality in this great event
Travel reimbursement of $500 (for those who raise more than $6,000)
ZERO sponsored pre-race or post-race lunch/dinner (to be chosen by participants)
$100 registration fee – this will go toward your fundraising minimum
Must join a ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance Team by October 1
Minimum fundraising of $3,000
Participants who don't raise the fundraising minimum of $3,000 by November 1 will be asked to cover the remaining costs in order to participate in the race
Your registration fee is applied to the minimum fundraising requirement
Participants are required to make their own travel and lodging arrangements
In the event a participant must withdraw from the race, the registration fee and contributions cannot be refunded