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Dear Friend,

I am once again very pleased to be able to send along the latest edition of the HotSheet—the February 2013 edition. I want to thank all of you who replied to our year end requests and sent donations; this will help Us TOO continue our efforts.

I was so very pleased to see that Us TOO received a final distribution from the Dwight Wubbenhorst Living Trust in December. Combined with earlier gifts, this totaled the largest individual donation to Us TOO in our history. This type of planned gift makes a profound difference in Us TOO’s ability to stay viable, active and impactful.

Us TOO’s Board of Directors and staff are so appreciative and would like to encourage you to consider placing Us TOO in your estate plans. Please visit our website or call me personally if we can help you plan…Us TOO is a worthy charity and battling prostate cancer a cause that is under supported.

In my December letter, you may recall that I mentioned that the Us TOO Board members, volunteers and staff held our 2012 Annual Meeting on December 7th, and the Board agreed on priority areas for 2013 such as 1) raising more money to serve more people, 2) looking into ways to have more people know about our organization and our services, 3) enhancing our website and our electronic communications, 4) increasing staff as budgets increase and 5) moving forward with projects such as the Us TOO University Town Hall meetings to improve and expand collaborations with our support group network.

This will be another active and dynamic year. Your support and help is essential as we have a vision of Us TOO as a collaborative, participatory organization comprised of active volunteers teaming together to help others facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer through their shared peer survivor experiences. We need to team together to succeed.

I know we are early in the New Year, but please spread the word about what CANCERCare is doing on February 8th at 1:30-2:30 Eastern Time. They will be conducting a free workshop, titled an Update on Metastatic Prostate Cancer: What’s New? You can find registration information at 1-800-813-4673 or at www.cancercare.org/connect.

Enjoy the HotSheet and please stay active and hopeful. Together we can accomplish a great deal in our battle with this cruel disease. 

My best,


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

Tom Kirk

 
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