It is a great pleasure to be able to provide the December HotSheet. Thanks to all of you that help support us and make it possible for us to continue to create and deliver it. It really is a group effort to make this happen each month.
I hope you were able to have a positive and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday and reflect on all we have to appreciate. There really is so much.
Of course, here at Us TOO we appreciate all you do and all the support you provide to the home office for our projects such as this monthly publication to get the latest information out. We also appreciate all you are doing in your communities to provide the support and information to those dealing with the challenges of prostate cancer. We have come a long way but need to keep going.
As December begins, I cannot help but think of the end of the year and we will be asking soon for you to consider a gift to Us TOO. We will be sharing our Hope Campaign again this year. Please look for the upcoming information during the next several weeks. In fact, in this December HotSheet, long-time support group leader and new Us TOO Board member, Bill Seidel, asks for your gifts.
Please keep in mind that there are tax benefits to Seasonal Giving and Estate Planning as we get to December and year-end. Please make Us TOO the charity, or one of the charities, you give to as you consider your donations. You know us, witness our services, and know who we help. Together we can and do make a difference.
I might add, for those of you who are invested in quality measures, I am so proud to say we have recently been informed that Us TOO again meets the National Health Council’s “Standards of Excellence”. This reflects our dedication to keep Us TOO a highly reputable and solid voluntary organization worthy of your support.
The Board and staff are now preparing for Us TOO Annual Board meeting next week on December 7th and 8th. I really appreciate those of you who nominated volunteers for our annual Edward C. Kaps Hope Award which we will be giving out during the meeting. It is always an exciting and humbling time.
We will highlight the awardees and their efforts in the weeks ahead; they are real heroes and role models in my mind. Thanks for all you do out there.
President & CEO
Us TOO International
Downers Grove, IL 60655
Toll Free: 800-808-7866