Disease & Medical Research

By Colony B.

VP, Marketing & Communications

Posted Jan 19, 2018

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This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to to help six men navigate their prostate cancer service with our free case management program.

What We Need

  • A photographer who will work with the Organization over 1-2 days to capture an important event or shoot a series of photographs to tell the Organization's story
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in JPEG or TIFF format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

Nice To Have

Availability on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27 (Must Have)

Familiarization with the senate and congressional office buildings.

How This Will Help

Our annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit on Feb. 26-27 brings patients, survivors, and loved ones to Washington, D.C. to help protect $90M in critical research funding. Several new treatments for advanced prostate cancer have resulted from this funding, which has helped to extend and improve the lives of thousands of patients. Summit attendees meet with their elected officials to share their story and why research is so important in the fight against prostate cancer.

What We Have In Place

We have hosted our Summit event for more than 20 years and it is a signature event for us. We will have at least ten team members staffing the event. To help ensure the final product matches our needs, we have prepared:

-A detailed shot list of photos we are looking for
-A list of VIPs for photos
-A schedule for the 2-day shoot

Fun Fact

Talking about prostates can be awkward, but it saves lives. We're building a nationwide community that's local and vocal about early detection for prostate cancer. Look for one of 40+ Run/Walks in a city near you!

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 10-20 hours over 1-2 weeks
    Organizations: 2-5 hours
  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site
  • Requirements: This project may require a short interview with the organization. If the organization wants to request an interview with you, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides background on the Organization and goals for the photos (intended usage & number of photos needed)
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan including: budget, shoot location, dates, length of shoot and materials needed
Milestone 1: Photo Shoot
  • Professional directs the photo shoot on agreed upon date and time
Milestone 2: Editing
  • Professional edits and color corrects the photos
Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
  • Professional delivers high-resolution images to the Volunteer Manager
  • If the agreed upon deliverable was a photo essay, the Volunteer Manager works with the Professional to edit the selection of key photos into an essay and craft captions
  • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event/commercial photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An idea for the story you want to tell, willing subjects or an event you’d like to document
  • Signed releases for subjects and location, if required
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

ZERO -- The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. We're building Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, through our national run/walk series, education and patient support programs, and grassroots advocacy. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 84 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit

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