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Us TOO International, Inc.

  • Des Plaines, IL
  • www.ustoo.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Us TOO International is to be the leading prostate cancer organization helping men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy.

Main Programs

  1. Education, Awareness and Advocacy programs & services

service areas

International

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ruling year

1991

chief executive for fy 2004

Mr Thomas Kirk

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Keywords

prostate, cancer, support, education, advocacy, awareness, information, BPH, prostrate

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EIN

36-3723349

Physical Address

5003 Fairview Ave

Downers Grove, IL 60515 5286

Also Known As

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cancer (G30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (G19)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network (www.ustoo.org(http://www.ustoo.org) ) is a source of peer-to-peer support and free materials for men and their families to make informed choices on prostate cancer detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorshitoo,” the grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit is headquartered in Illinois and works with volunteers in 325 affiliated support group chapters worldwide. A member patient advocacy organization of the National Health Council, Us TOO International has achieved compliance with the Council's Standards of Excellence, maintaining the highest standards of organizational effectiveness and public stewardshi000 men in the United States this year, it is not always recognized as a serious health issue.  According to estimates based on new National Cancer Institute data, the number of new prostate cancer cases diagnosed exceeds the number of new breast cancer cases predicted.  Just as pink is to breast cancer, blue is to prostate cancer.  Us TOO wants to increase prostate cancer awareness and for people to see more blue, or SEA Blue, with SEA standing for support, educate and advocate – the primary components of Us TOO’s mission.

Programs

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Program 1

Education, Awareness and Advocacy programs & services

In addition to the 325 chapter support groups operating locally within the United States and in countries throughout the world, Us TOOs main prostate cancer patient programming and support services include: monthly newsletter, the HotSheet; monthly e-newsletter, Prostate Cancer NEWS You Can Use; bi-monthly newsletter, Chapter NEWS; toll free Patient HelpLine, 1-800-80-Us TOO (1-800-808-7866), Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Central; 14 online topic-specific discussion communities; comprehensive, educational web site that receives more than 5 million hits a year (www.ustoo.org), is one of the most visited prostate cancer informational Web sites available; free Resource Kit for Making Prostate Cancer Decisions for newly diagnosed or recurrent disease patients; education and support program for companions and families of prostate cancer patients entitled Circles of Love, including a Care Kit and Facilitators Discussion Guide; Us TOO University, a regional patient education symposium and volunteer training workshop program; Minority and Underserved Populations Outreach Program that, in four years, has trained more than 577 community facilitators in 19 states and the District of Columbia, and reached more than 129,865 men or their family members with a message of awareness and encouragement to take personal responsibility for their prostate health; John Moenck Memorial Resource Center, which includes books, periodicals, audio/video tapes, and other educational materials available free to chapter leaders, patients and spouses alike; Sneakers@Work Day, a workplace awareness and giving program held in September during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; Pints for Prostates awareness events – reaching men through the universal language of beer; and a variety of educational publications and materials including DVDs, tapes, CD-ROMs, resource kits, books, pamphlets and prostate cancer blue ribbon awareness items. Special Patient Education Resources include: Pathways for New Prostate Cancer Patients; What Now?: Hope and Options When Experiencing a Rising PSA or When Prostate Cancer Is Not Responding to Treatment; What You Need to Know for Better Bone Health; The Prostate Cancer Playbook: Strategies for Building Teams, Optimizing Treatment and Living Well; and Spanish language brochures and DVDs.

Category

Health Care

Budget

Population Served

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Females, all ages or age unspecified

service areas

International

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US TOO INTERNATIONAL INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Us TOO International, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr Thomas Kirk

BIO

Thomas N. Kirk, President & CEO, brings over 30 years of experience as a family service leader to his new role and a personal interest in Us TOO because his father-in-law lost his battle with prostate cancer many years ago. He brings expertise in the care issues of an aging population and chronic diseases. Mr. Kirk worked for more than 13 years for the National Alzheimer's Association where he served as the Vice President of Patient, Family and Education Services, the Association?s first Director of Patient and Family Services and as a National Field Representative working in the six-state Midwestern Region. He played an active role in the growth and development of the Alzheimers Association chapter network, led efforts in national demonstration programs, developed national Care Guidelines and led the development of education and training materials for professional and family caregivers. He has also been an active advocate and spokesperson and served on a variety of grant review and advisory committees for State and Federal government agencies, professional membership organizations and nonprofit Boards throughout his career. Mr. Kirk holds a Master of Science degree from the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he focused on Planning and Administration. Tom and his wife Margaret, who serves as the CEO for Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, share a blended family with three grown children and four grandchildren.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Fred Mills

Us TOO International

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