Our mission is to help families across the state of Florida affected by cancer or chronic illness. One of the ways we do this is by collecting self-reported medical information. We then map the illnesses in our registry, which assists in identifying pollution in our communities.
Fight for Zero
A Project to Improve Health Data
Fight for Zero began crowdsourcing health data to further our understanding of the environment and its impact on our health. The data collected has been used to assess the health impacts of air and water pollution and monitor trends in disease prevalence. This data has also been used to help communities in environmental studies, input to medical guidances for toxic exposures, disease prevention initiatives, environmental health risk assessment, and environmental health policy. We are committed to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, allowing us to stay ahead of emerging threats and create a healthier future for everyone.
Did you know that if you are diagnosed with cancer, your information is automatically put into a national cancer registry in the state you were diagnosed in? It's called the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER Program). Florida also has a mandated population-based, statewide cancer registry called the Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS). The issue with these registries is that many cancer clusters are missed, like The Acreage in Florida. Cancer and exposure to toxic substances in the environment are difficult to connect because a "latency period" takes 15-20 years after your environmental exposure before you're diagnosed. Communities must advocate for studies and investigations into abnormal disease rates in their neighborhood.
Uniting to Make Our World a Healthier Place
By bringing awareness to the exposure of cancer-causing chemicals, people can take steps to get health screenings and detect diseases in their early stages. You can lower the risk of cancer and other diseases by making strategic lifestyle changes or taking measures to reduce exposure to harmful environmental factors. Our organization knows that prevention and early detection save lives. That's how we fight for zero cancer and disease in communities.
Please note that Fight for Zero is not affiliated, associated, or connected with any other organization, online group, or government agency. Be cautious of other groups claiming to collect health information for the same purposes as our organization. Please confirm that other groups are legally registered. Fight for Zero began these efforts in 2014 and takes confidentiality seriously. When our data is presented, we do not share identifying information and will always contact you directly for permission to do so. Our families were also diagnosed with life-altering diseases, and we understand the importance of privacy. Thank you for taking part in helping us fight for a toxic-free future.