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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 conduct a monthly prostate cancer support group which has 30-40 attendees. We educate the community about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for reducing the risk of prostate cancer and other diseases affecting men.

Target demographics: All men in the Dallas area 40 and older.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,000

Programs: Prostate cancer support group, lectures on early detection of prostate cancer, one-on-one counseling with a prostate cancer survivor.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The utmost in professional skill and quality, caring and a sincere passion to truly help people are just a few accolades describing this nonprofit and its dedicated leader.

Barry Epstein

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The foundation enables cutting edge research that has proven to have made great strides in the treatment of prostrate cancer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an important foundation that teaches men what to do to protect their health but, also, makes a difference in the lives of men who have had urological disease.

Kitzi F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

UREF has been educating people for many years regarding Men's Health, focusing not only on the male patient, but also the family unit surrounding the patient. Prostate cancer can affect all ages of men and many do not realize that. If diagnosed early the chances of cure are increased. UREF plays an important role in a large support group for men and their families regarding prostate cancer and men's health and provides educational and recreational activities to enhance their mission. UREF encourages men to be proactive with all aspects of their health; diet, exercise, routine physical exams, and an awareness to any signs or symptoms that are new or a change.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation goes above and beyond for their patients and those patients' families. I have volunteered at many of their events and have also attended their events as a guest, and each time they raise the bar on education and awareness. They are truly dedicated to their cause and to their patients and supporters.

Client Served

Rating: 5

UREF is a one-of-a-kind organization, focusing not only on research but also on the education and support of patients, survivors, and their families. Going beyond the traditional support offered to patients during their battle with disease, UREF extends the relationship for years after through monthly support group meetings and more. They provide events and services to the community to promote awareness and education and even offer free screenings for early diagnosis.

Writer

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a great honor and privilege be a small part of UREF and to work with such wonderful and talented individuals.

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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

It doesn't make a difference which or any stage you might be in as it relates to Prostrate Cancer this group is there to help, answer your questions, share experiences and provide the moral and positive steps that you might require.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Fulgham and team are leading in a remarkable way in this field. The research is clearly "leading edge" and the education is putting the spot light on treatments and cures that benefit all men. i am happy to suppport this outstanding Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization, caring people. I have learned a lot through the prostate cancer support group.

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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 !

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a prostate cancer survivor diagnosed at 52 years of age . Prostate cancer runs in my family. I have enjoyed the fellowship. We get together about once a month for a meeting and wonderful food. The meetings are very informative.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

UREF provided our hospital with phantoms during our annual nursing skills fair. The nurses really appreciated having this for hands on practice with the bladder scanners. We appreciate UREF partnering with us!

Rachel Cathey, MSED, BSN
Clinical Nurse Educator
Inova Alexandria Hopsital

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization does more men's health than most of the area nonprofits. Led by a nationally known physician and a highly regarded health administrator, this organization is sponsoring one of the biggest prostate cancer support groups in the Metroplex, providing monthly speakers as well as helpful advice to prostate cancer survivors. Additional lectures to the open public give information on prostate cancer and other men's health issues.
UREF is also a member of the North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition, providing valuable advice and support.

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

wolfblatt

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.

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.

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.

1 WGMB

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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