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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Medical Disciplines Research

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

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4


I have been involved with various prostate support groups since my surgery in 1996, and learning of a recurrence in 1999, which moved me from presuably cured in '96 to incurable in '97, It has been quite an odyssey over the past 17 years. UREF has been my touchstone and bedrock in keeping abreast of new dvelopments, giving and receiving support from other prostate cancer survivors. The speakers are first class and knowledgable. The annual symposioums are time well spent, learning from physicians recognized as on the cutting edge of their respective specialties. UREF truly cares for the clients it serves.
John M. Gillis

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with this organization for a number of years. This is a great organization raising awareness for prostate cancer and general men's health. UREF also took responsibility in providing a prostate cancer support group with support in making treatment decisions and with dealing with live after prostate cancer. Led by a highly respected urologist and a very knowledgeable and active hospital administrator, the support group has the plus of being supported by specialized medical personnel. Augmented by yearly dinner lectures and/or symposia, this group is the top prostate cancer support group in the area.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am a Prostate Cancer survivor. I go once a month for very good information about events and Prostate Cancer.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The foundation has highly respected members and staff and it has an extremely importment mission and goals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Provides men and their families with great research, programs, events and support to better understand how to deal with Prostate cancer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The caring people of this organization helped me greatly through my post active-treatment.
They always give of their time and expertise to help many men who are faced with a cancer diagnosis and all their ensuing concerns.

The organization has reached out to the general public by conducting cancer screenings and symposia to help men understand treatment options when a cancer diagnosis is received.

This group and all its supporting personnel are "Number 1" in my book !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had surgery for prostate cancer in 2006. The foundation was there for me. They have provided the support and resources I needed to weather the storm and make the decisions that needed to be made.
The ongoing support and meeting with other guys in the same situation has be invaluable in dealing with the treatment and life after cancer.

Client Served

Rating: 5


By attending meetings I have learned I am not alone in the fight against prostate cancer.
We all have our doubts and insecurities about our situation, but to be able to share with and learn from others is a great and valuable experience.

I have also received a great education in the treatment and management of this disease from a caring cadre of our local personnel as well as from outside speakers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been wonderful and I have learned so much from them! Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Following prostate cancer treatment, I attended several evening meetings graciously hosted by Angela Clark. Presentations given by experts in the field of cancer treatment, recovery and prevention were in every instance very interesting and educational.
The Urology Research and Education Foundation is doing a remarcable service for the community of cancer survivors.

Donor

Rating: 5

UREF puts together some outstanding programs that I found to be very informative and interesting. Dr. Pat Fulgham and Angela Clark have a genuine interest in patients and go out of their way to be helpful

Client Served

Rating: 5

PROSTATE-CANCER FREE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS AND COUNTING. THESE SESSIONS HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN MY SUCCESS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Pat F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

BKBL

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.