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On behalf of the prostate cancer community along with the Board of Directors and staff at Us TOO, we extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the volunteers across the country and abroad who lead an Us TOO prostate cancer support group.
Prostate cancer support groups / education forums are an important component of the comprehensive educational resources and support services provided by Us TOO to the prostate cancer community at no charge. Members of the prostate cancer community have stepped up to volunteer as leaders for more than 200 Us TOO support groups throughout the U.S. and abroad. Us TOO support groups benefit from the affiliation with a leading prostate cancer nonprofit organization with a network of connections, in addition to best practices and educational resources/materials provided at no charge.
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Thank you for your commitment to serving your local prostate cancer community as a volunteer leader of an Us TOO prostate cancer support group. Your leadership provides peer-to-peer support and access to educational resources that help men and their spouses/partners, families and caregivers make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and related side effects. The following resources are provided to maximize the impact of leaders helping the men and women in the prostate cancer community who attend Us TOO support group meetings.
Us TOO is a nonprofit organization that provides educational resources and support services to the prostate cancer community at no charge. We acknowledge and thank the following corporate sponsors for their support, which helped to make the delivery of this content possible:
As a support group leader, it can be very helpful to talk with other leaders to benefit from their experiences or to share your own questions, comments, or advice about what it takes to run a group. Our support group leader conference call series can help with that. Support group conference calls happen monthly and offer a great opportunity to speak with other leaders. Contact Terri Likowski at 877-978-7866 or email@example.com to get on the list.
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Medical professionals, pharmaceutical reps and other subject matter experts are great guests to invite to your meetings to present and to answer specific questions attendees might have. Many health organizations and pharmaceutical companies can provide guest presenters or local reps to speak to your group:
|SpaceOar||Julie Manning Field Marketing Manager||North Region||Augmenix, Inc./ Boston Scientific||978-572-6194||Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Genomic Testing||Alice Lam Marketing Manager||GenomeDx||888-975-4540 email@example.com|
Following are links to some “best practices” that have been provided over the years from other leaders. These are not hard and fast rules, but might help provide guidance for these topics:
Support group meetings offer a great benefit to those affected by prostate cancer. In order to help spread the word about your meetings we have provided the following resources which you can use to help promote to your local community:
Videos are an excellent way to provide information and presentations by experts to your groups. To present these in your group, you will just need WiFi access to the internet, a computer, a browser which can access YouTube, a projector, and a speaker. (The AV person at your facility should be able to help provide information or access to these). Some of the following videos are broken down by topic, so you can jump right to the subject of interest:
We recommend that all Support Group Leaders subscribe to receive regular informational emails from Us TOO at: https://ustoo.wufoo.com/forms/us-too-opt-in-to-receive-informational-emails/. This link should also be shared with attendees at every meeting.
The following pieces offer some great information you can use at your meetings:
The Us TOO website at www.ustoo.org offers a wealth of information that can be put to great use. The following pages address important topics which can be great for discussion:
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Send any quotes, songs, thoughts, images, or suggestions that can help inspire to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to post some of those here.
We're always interested in learning how we can provide more/better resources to help the leaders of Us TOO support groups and educational forums. Please don’t hesitate to call or send us an email with feedback and suggestions:
Terri Likowski, Program Director – Support Group Services; 877-978-7866, TerriL@ustoo.org
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager; 800-808-7866 or 630-795-1002, JackieK@ustoo.org
Chuck Strand, CEO; 800-808-7866 or 630-795-1002, ChuckS@ustoo.org
Tim Mix, Communications Manager, 630-795-1002, TimothyM@ustoo.org