“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.” Chinese Proverb
Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with others in the prostate cancer community?
Through our home office and network of volunteers, Us TOO provides a variety of prostate cancer education and support resources to assist men and their spouses/partners/families battling the disease:
- Extensive information and materials accessible on our website (www.ustoo.org)
- Fulfillment of requests for thousands of pieces of printed materials mailed every month covering a variety of topics and issues
- Access to Inspire in addition to Prostate Pointers—an Us TOO online prostate cancer community
We also provide a toll-free Us TOO Prostate Cancer HelpLine at 1-800-808-7866 (1-800-80-US-TOO). The HelpLine delivers a valuable service to the prostate cancer community by providing “Someone to talk to … who understands.” Everyday numerous calls from the Prostate Cancer HelpLine are answered by Us TOO staff and volunteers. Although the Us TOO Prostate Cancer HelpLine team members are legally not authorized to offer medical advice, we provide callers with educational information, perspective and compassion to help them make informed choices about battling prostate cancer.
As we’ve done in the past, we are reaching out to the Us TOO prostate cancer community to invite you to volunteer to help respond to callers who are looking for someone to talk to who understands. All calls are initially fielded by staff at the Us TOO home office. Often the caller requests to speak to someone who has experienced the same treatment or side effects. At that point we pass along the caller’s name and phone number to a volunteer on the Us TOO Prostate Cancer HelpLine response team who can personally relate to caller’s situation and provide answers grounded in a shared experience and unique perspective that are especially relevant.
Please reply to this email to let us know if you are interested in joining the Us TOO Prostate Cancer HelpLine response team as a survivor or spouse/partner caregiver. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration to this request on behalf of the thousands of people who will be calling the Us TOO Prostate Cancer HelpLine in the days ahead looking for “Someone to talk to… who understands.”
My best to you all,
President & CEO
Us TOO International
Downers Grove, IL 60655
Toll Free: 800-808-7866