WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is joining forces with Nashville recording artist and former American Idol contestant Jimmy Charles to raise awareness about prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in seven American men. Charles recently penned the hit Superman in honor of prostate cancer patients and survivors, and will perform the song at ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walks across the nation in 2015 in addition to serving as a spokesman for the organization.
"We are honored to work with a talented rising country music star to elevate the cause and help make ending prostate cancer a national priority," said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. "Superman is the perfect anthem for men and families fighting prostate cancer and we're excited to share the song and Jimmy's talent with the Run/Walk community across the nation."
Charles, a Baltimore native, connected with a prostate cancer patient at Chesapeake Urology, one of ZERO's Run/Walk partners. After spending time together and learning about the struggles that men and families face when fighting cancer, Charles was inspired to pen the song Superman, which he performed at the 2014 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Baltimore. During the time he was recording the song, Charles unexpectedly lost his own father.
"It feels good to be able to provide comfort to families facing cancer through my gift of music," said Charles. "Recording the song helped me deal with the loss of my dad, knowing that I could help other families that were suffering."
Charles will perform live at ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walks in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, San Antonio, and St. Louis. To learn more about Jimmy Charles, visit www.zerocancer.org/jimmy-charles. To find a ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk near you, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org.
About ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit 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. We are a 501c3 charity recognized with four stars by Charity Navigator, a Better Business Bureau member, and 98 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.
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