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Dear Friend,

I hope that this delivery of the August 2014 issue of the HotSheet finds you doing well. As we close out July and hit the half-way point of the summer, we thought we’d recap a few of the items that may be of interest to you. 

If you haven’t already done so, there’s still time to register for the Chicago Nuclear Medicine and Imaging Conference. But hurry! It’s tomorrow, Saturday, July 26th, at the Hughes Auditorium in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Building. This FREE event features physician presentations throughout the day along with complimentary lunch and free on-site parking. Attend any number of sessions scheduled from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

We’ll be in Atlanta on Saturday, August 9th, for a community conversation on prostate cancer hosted by former Atlanta Falcon and CBS Radio personality Jamie Dukes. The educational event includes free PSA and DRE testing to establish a personal baseline. Find detailed information about this and many other events at:

2014 June Blue Skies HeaderFundraising is critical to Us TOO developing educational resources and providing support services and materials at no charge. Please help; we need your ongoing support. It’s not too late to donate to the Us TOO “Blue Skies” summer campaign, which wraps up at the end of July.

sea_blue_2014_logo.jpgWe’re encouraging team participation along with individual registrations for walkers and runners tosea_blue_2014_logo.jpg fundraise so friends and family can support their participation in the 10th Anniversary of the SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run taking place on September 14th at Lincoln Park in Chicago.
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And on Thursday, September 4th, we hope to see you in Chicago at Buddy Guy’s Legends Blues Benefit Concert and Live Auction. The event will be hosted by our SEA Blue emcee and WGN-TV anchor Steve Sanders with a performance by the NuBluBand featuring Buddy Guy’s daughter, Carlise Guy!

Patients whose prostate cancer has not spread beyond the prostate may be interested in The SPARTAN Study, a clinical research study now enrolling participants. To learn more and to find out if you may be eligible, please visit: and search study identifier: NCT01946204.

We extend our condolences to Susan Dean Gillespie and her family on the passing of Susan’s father, Richard “Dick” Gillespie, who led an Us TOO support group in Lake Ridge, VA. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in his memory to Us TOO at, or through the mail. 

Finally, we have some remaining printed hard-copies of the CDMRP DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program booklet and the PCRP Perspectives newsletter. We’re happy to ship them in response to requests in the order in which they’re received.

My best to you,

Thomas Kirk
President & CEO
Us TOO International
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Office: 630-795-1002
Toll Free: 800-808-7866

Tom Kirk

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