Hops & Handlebars is an annual prostate cancer awareness fundraiser in Sacramento, California.

We unite the Sacramento community by partnering with local businesses and organizations to raise money, spread awareness, and foster education about prostate cancer prevention, treatment, and support.

At Hops & Handlebars, we are passionate about educating men and their families about prostate cancer.


Hops & Handlebars is organized by Anna and Ryan Pessah, in memory of Dr. Benjamin Pessah - Ryan's father. Dr. Pessah was a humble podiatrist who cared deeply for his family and patients. Dr. Pessah was diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer in February 2014 and passed away in April 2016. 


Hops & Handlebars is also an event about beer! Here in Sacramento, we love to highlight our local beer scene. This year we are excited to be partnering with Urban Roots Brewing to bring you a great event!


Help us change the face of men's health by rocking a mustache! Mustaches have become a symbol of men's health awareness - and they're not just for men! At Hops & Handlebars we love to see all your crazy facial hair interpretations. When someone compliments you on your 'stache, make sure to tell them it's for prostate cancer awareness!


All proceeds for Hops & Handlebars go to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer. ZERO works tirelessly to create Generation ZERO - the first generation of men free from prostate cancer. ZERO invests in patient support programs, research, and awareness. They help save lives, educate and test men, and unite communities to make prostate cancer a national priority. 

We are committed to fostering community by highlighting local Sacramento creatives, makers, and businesses in fundraising efforts via donations and sponsorship; sharing stories about people’s experience with prostate cancer; educating the Sacramento community about prostate cancer prevention, treatment and support at the annual fundraising event by engaging with Sacramento oncologists, prostate cancer specialists, and homeopathic doctors; donating all proceeds to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer; and remembering Dr. Benjamin Pessah and telling our family’s story.

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