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Review for Urology Research and Education Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA

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.

Role:  Board Member & I communicate the benefits to our community provided by UREF and the reasons why the organization deserves the support of the business community and professionals.