ZERO has joined 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.
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, DC, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Baltimore, Harrisburg, St. Louis, and Virginia Beach in 2015. Jimmy and his song have garnered both national and local media attention. In September 2015, CMT will premiere the video for "Superman" worldwide.