UROLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 8230 Walnut Hill Ln Suite 700 Dallas TX 75231 USA

Mission: Urology Research and Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing knowledge about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic disease through research, education of patients and through community service.
Results: We have been in existence since 2001. We hold annual prostate cancer screenings at Dadfest and screen about 100 men. Our monthly support group meetings have almost 40-50 attendees. We have reached thousands with our message of risk reduction.
Target demographics: All men in the Dallas area 40 and older.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,000
Programs: Dadfest, UREF Golf tournament, prostate cancer support group, one-on-one counselling with a prostate cancer survivor

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated as a volunteer on many occasions with Dadfest, the prostate cancer support group and also helped in the office. I have seen first hand our important their work is with helping prostate cancer survivors in the support group, seeing the peace that comes when a man newly diagnosed with prostate cancer gets to talk to someone who has been through it. I've seen the free prostate cancer screenings and the passion that the volunteers and doctors have for serving men in the community.

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I am a nursing student and it has been helpful to see how non-profits serve a critical role in continuing patient care after they leave the doctor's office and how being involved in community events further helps educate patients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them more often if I could and encourage more people to donate their time and money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This active organization has been in existence for 10 years providing support for prostate cancer survivors, promoting community based, focused risk assessment for prostate cancer and advocating a healthy lifestyle and early detection.

Board members and volunteers have personal connections to the cause of Men's Health and a passion for community service. Among the projects funded by the foundation are original research in the field of cancer detection by ultrasound and invited speakers on topics of interest to the population at risk.

As a urologist treating prostate cancer for 25 years, I remain impressed by the dedication of those who survive prostate cancer to help enlighten other men and their families. This foundation helps provide the information and resources necessary to ultimately make all men survivors and not victims.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

facilitating the early diagnosis of prostate cancer, literally saving individual lives by early detection.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase it's reach to other cities around the country.

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Rating: 5 stars  

UREF is vigorously pursing its educational mission related to Prostate cancer awareness, education and support are the focus of UREF's mission in education. The mission is accomplished through information on the UREE website, participation in health fairs, providing an annual free prostate cancer screening, and conducting a monthly support group for prostate cancer survivors and their spouses. UREF's signature event is the annual Dadfest that reaches out to the Dallas/Ft Worth community to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to men's overall health. Another very important mission is research. With the internationally leadership of Urologist-Oncologist Dr. Pat Fox Fulgham, UREF has participated in research to attempt to identify markers in prostate biopsy tissue that would identify men who are at risk for recurrence prior to treatment. This small organization is very productive thanks to their volunteers and a dedicated board.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a Prostate Cancer Survivor, UREF has effectively assisted me in reducing my anxiety level related to this disease.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

UREF is totally focused on its mission and its leadership provides continuing oversight of the organization. Resources are carefully controlled and committed and waste of resources is non-existent.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended meetings of this organization ever since my husband was treated for prostate cancer. A great organization that keeps survivors up-to-date by offering well organized monthly meetings with an interesting mix of speakers and subjects.
The organization is also actively involved in prostate cancer awareness and screening: a yearly golf tournament and a 5K run (at DadFest, together with family fun events and screening).
This all is topped by funding research.
UREF is a member of the North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition (NTxPCC), building a powerful group for prostate cancer in the area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending some of the monthly meetings offered through the sponsored Us TOO Texas Health Presbyterian support group, talking to other survivors and spouses. Talking to men (and their families) during the DadFest screening.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand active involvement of the support group members in awareness events. Strengthen ties with NTxPCC.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

DadFest has become a tradition for me in that I have worked as a volunteer for the past six years in one capacity or another. The event continues to improve each year and is a fun, family oriented event which educates fathers about prostate health, entertains children with fun competitions in rock climbing and 50 yard dashes, and brings families together as a time of bonding by welcoming participation by the entire family. The prostate exams provided on site areinvaluable at giving men an opportunity to have the annual check and bring attention to a potential problem before it becomes a major problem. It is a valuable public service in healthcare.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have benefitted by having my prostate health checked each year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more families and fathers to participate in this event. It would be nice to have this event rise to the level of the Komen foundation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

i am a 4 years prostate cancer suvivor that has learrn a lot and have been supported by this great group.i attend the monthly meeting that serve free dinner, they have great speakers like doctor to expland the latest in pc and i am now abled to run in their dadfest race and receive a free pc screening. thank you very much

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

explain above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

go back to free parking

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

UROLOGY RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION, provides: free prostate cancer screenings, educates physicians and the community about prostate cancer and other urologic cancers, provides the meals and speakers for the monthly prostate cancer support meeting at THD.

A major community event is coming up this weekend at Dadfest where a free screening will be offered, talk to community about the importance of early diagnosis and give families an opportunity to participate in a fun event and honor DAD.

Other events this year include:
o Golf tournament in September where each year a prostate cancer survivor who is a supporter in the community is honored; this year it will be Scott Murray.
o In October, an event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum where Dr. Fulgham’s father, a prostate cancer survivor and Air Force fighter pilot and scientist will give a talk.

The Foundation is busy in the community providing support and education for men and their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attend support group meetings.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Publicize its existence more in the community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Treating urologist.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful foundation that has put some serious focus on a terrible disease. With the help of Pat Fulgham and Angie Clark and the members involved with the UREF there is a constant effort on making men aware of the need to be checked and checked early for prostate cancer. This cancer has inflicted 5 members of my immediate family and I would like to see a cure to this affliction. With the great people involved in the foundation (and our 5k run and golf tournament) as well as many other seminars and educational programs, the foundation is doing its best towards awareness.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my own family members and others in our community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Only make it larger and more prosperous to make as many folks aware of the need to be checked as often as directed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most active organizations in the DFW area for prostate cancer. This group is
- Running an annual event (Dadfest); this event includes prostate cancer risk assessment and screening, a 5K run (fund raising), family activities (awareness), etc.
- Organizing a yearly golf tournament (awareness, fundraising)
- Facilitating the Texas Health Us TOO Education & Support group (with speakers and monthly meetings)
- Performing prostate cancer related research
- Running their own website

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in a video taping as a prostate cancer survivor

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Join the North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition (www.ntxpcacoalition.org) to demonstrate joined efforts to fight prostate cancer in Texas

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Volunteers would like to be recognized; indirect recognition is just fine.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Introduction to other cancer survivors; different aspect to prostate cancer from the clinical side

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It is rewarding to be able to help

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most important charities of awareness of Mens cancer risk.
1 in six men get prostate cancer.
1 in 23 die from it.

Early testing can reduce that number.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Outstanding group. Monthly support groups help men and thier families cope, communicate and fight prostate cancer during thier treatment. Outreach events offer free PSA testing and prostate cancer screenings at races, fairs and other events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow it larger.

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