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Dear Friend,

This is a quick reminder for those who are interested in nominating someone for an Ed Kaps Hope Award. If you plan to recognize someone who volunteers with your local Us TOO support group chapter that has made a difference in your life and in the lives of others battling prostate cancer, please submit a letter of nomination by Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ed KapsEd Kaps was one of the organizing and founding Board Members, and remains Director Emeritus of Us TOO International. Ed traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally establishing the first chapters for Us TOO International. Ed approached the Us TOO Board with the concept of this award, and donated the plaque which is housed in the Us TOO home office.

Who can be nominated? Any Us TOO International support group volunteer can be nominated. Nominees can include, but are not limited to, support group leaders, leaders of spouse/companion groups, special event volunteers, or any other volunteer whose leadership and commitment is vital to the success of the chapter. The size of the support is not a criteria; the size of the heart of the nominee is!

How to make a nomination: Please send a letter of nomination, 500 words or less, indicating why your nominee should be considered. You will want to indicate the positive impact that this person has had on the life of your chapter, and how men and their families have benefited from their committed service. Also, please list the location and name of the support group/chapter that this individual represents.

Please email your letter to Terri Likowski, Program Manager, at or mail directly to: 

Terri Likowski
105 N. Tanninger Road
Mount Holly, North Carolina, 28120

Letters of nomination must be received no later than Wednesday, November 14 to be reviewed by the Us TOO Awards Committee. Awardees will be announced November 20 and invited to attend the Us TOO Annual Meeting in Chicago on the evening of Friday, December 7, 2012 in Chicago. Us TOO will cover travel costs and room accommodations.

Those selected for the Edward C. Kaps Hope Award will receive:

  • An Us TOO International Logo Watch
  • Honorary Plaque
  • Name engraved on our Hope Award plaque in the Us TOO home office and receive special recognition in an upcoming edition of our HotSheet and Chapter News!

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View previous award winners:

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 - 2009 - 2008 

Ed Kaps Award

We look forward to sharing the stories of the new nominees in upcoming issues of the HotSheet, the Us TOO webpage, the Chapter News! and in an email blast.

My best to you all,

Thomas Kirk
President & CEO
Us TOO International
Downers Grove, IL 60655
Office: 630-795-1002
Toll Free: 800-808-7866

Tom Kirk

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