Scott & Katy Freitag Named Winners Of 2024 Cash, Sweat & Tears Award

A five-year personal fight against prostate cancer has not stopped Scott Freitag from mounting an extraordinary fundraising campaign for ZERO Prostate Cancer.   It has inspired it.

In June 2023, Freitag began an 11,000 mile bike journey to pedal across all the US border states to raise funds and awareness to fight prostate cancer.   To date, the 60-year old retired postal worker has pedaled more than 6,500 miles across 28 state lines and raised nearly $150,000.  His wife Katy trails him in the camper they now call their home away from home.   Through all of this, Scott continues to battle his Stage IV cancer by receiving hormone therapy and radiation therapy to keep his disease at bay.  

For these reasons and more, Scott & Katy Freitag were honored with the Cash, Sweat & Tears Award, the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum’s annual recognition of the year’s most inspiring volunteers.  Nominated by ZERO Prostate Cancer, the Freitags were selected from numerous nominations made by nonprofit organizations. Presented at the Forum’s annual conference, the award is sponsored by Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good.

“Amazing people like Scott & Katy Freitag are the heart and soul of peer-to-peer fundraising,” said Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum President David Hessekiel. “We are proud to honor the Freitags as a symbol of the millions of volunteers who energize organizations with their contributions of time and talent.”

“We’re deeply inspired by Scott and Katy’s dedication to raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer during Scott’s own personal battle with the disease,” said Courtney Bugler, President and CEO of ZERO Prostate Cancer. 

“His nationwide cycling journey to shine a much-needed light on the importance of early detection reflects remarkable resilience and a commitment to making a difference,” said Bugler. “Scott and Katy are true cause heroes who are saving lives with their advocacy. As Scott continues to pedal across the country with Katy by his side, we encourage everyone to join us in cheering them on and supporting their fundraising efforts to help more men and families.”

“Blackbaud is honored to be back presenting the Cash, Sweat, & Tears Award at Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum again this year and we could not have dreamt of more deserving honorees than Scott & Katy Freitag.” said Blackbaud Senior Manager Natalie Cole who spoke at the luncheon at which the award was presented.

The Freitags hope to finish their fundraising trek this summer.  Contributions to their effort can be made via their website at