ZERO ‘The End of Prostate Cancer’ charity and Tri-California Events have announced that they have joined forces to help end prostate cancer. ZERO will be a featured charity partner at the renowned Wildflower Triathlon this April and for the return of the iconic San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz this August. ZERO’s endurance athletes will compete and raise funds to help the 1 in 7 men affected by prostate cancer.
“Every 19 minutes an American man dies of prostate cancer. That is an estimated 3,100 fathers, brothers, and husbands from right here in California,” said Julie Carr, ZERO’s National Fundraising Manager.
“By partnering with Tri-California Events, a family-run company focused on athlete experience and growing the sport of triathlon, we can offer our athlete fundraisers VIP treatment as they compete to help end prostate cancer at two of the top bucket-list races in the country.”
Participants who join Team ZERO at either Wildflower Triathlon or San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz will receive fundraising support, custom team gear and VIP packages to include premier bike racking, catered meals, priority packet pick-up, meet the elites program and post-event hospitality.
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Endurance program has raised more than US$1.1 million since it began with one team at the Marine Corps Marathon in 2008. In 2016, over 300 athletes will join Team ZERO at many of the most prestigious triathlons and marathons across the US to raise more than US$500,000.
“Cancer is affecting so many these days; everyone has been touched in some way by this disease. Our events allow us a vessel to reach people and raise money for the good of many while promoting a healthy lifestyle, the importance of family exercise and so much more – makes us love being part of such an amazing sport,” said Colleen Bousman, President of Tri-California Events.
Wildflower Triathlon is widely known for its marquee Long Course, but the three-day triathlon festival also includes an all-new on-road Sprint, an off-road Sprint triathlon and an Olympic distance which are all set for April 30-May 1, 2016 at Lake San Antonio in Monterey County, California.
Returning this August is Tri-California Events iconic San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz. This unique distance begins with a boat jump and 1.5 mile swim from historic Alcatraz Island, a hilly 20 mile bike leg, and a scenic yet challenging 7 mile run.
For more information about joining ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer at Wildflower Triathlon or San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, contact Julie Carr at Julie[at]zerocancer.org or +1 202 303 3106. Space is limited.
ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is a national non-profit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families.
ZERO’s premier programs include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, the largest men’s health event series in America. ZERO is a 501c3 charity recognized with four stars by Charity Navigator, a Better Business Bureau member, and 97 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs.
Tri-California Events is an event management company producing triathlon, swimming and running races throughout California including the Wildflower Triathlons, San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim, The Triathlon at Pacific Grove, and Scott Tinley’s Triathlon. In addition, Tri-California serves as the race production company for the Nike Women’s Marathon and The San Francisco Giant Race. At Tri-California, the company’s goal is to motivate individuals of all ages and fitness levels to lead a healthier lifestyle by ‘exercising with purpose’ and participating in an endurance race.