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As we present the October 2019 issue of the Hot SHEET newsletter, we are saddened to inform you of the passing of Dr. Gerald Chodak . You may be most familiar with him as author of The Bottom Line, his monthly column in the Hot SHEET. In addition to volunteering his expertise as newsletter columnist and Us TOO medical reviewer, he was part of the fabric of this organization. Dr. Chodak was a renowned urologist who formed the first prostate cancer support group 30 years ago, which became the impetus for establishing Us TOO International as a 501c3 nonprofit. He made a positive difference in the lives of many and he will be greatly missed. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

We’d like to thank everyone who helped to make the 15th Annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk and Run a huge success. More than 1,000 people gathered in Lincoln Park on September 15 to raise awareness for prostate cancer and funds to help Us TOO provide Support, Education, and Advocacy for the prostate cancer community at no charge. The  SEA Blue website  is accepting donations until October 15.

Free registration is now open for both of the Us TOO Pathways educational events.  Prostate Cancer Pathways is a new, dynamic educational event and webcast series from Us TOO International for men with prostate cancer and their loved ones. The 2019 two-event Pathways series will include panel discussions featuring medical experts and patients addressing topics that are most important to men with prostate cancer, as determined by survey results from Us TOO support group leaders. Plan to attend in-person or watch the webcast with live audio and video from each of the two events:

  1. The Pathways event in Detroit is on Saturday, Oct. 12; CLICK HERE to register for the webcast, or if you will be in Detroit to attend in person, CLICK HERE to register.
  2. The Pathways event in Chicago is on Saturday, Nov. 9CLICK HERE to register for either online or in person attendance.

For any questions on registration for the Pathways events, call Us TOO at

Malecare is hosting a Prostate Cancer Patient Conference on
October 5.  Presentations throughout the day will feature 12 physicians, including six from Memorial Sloan Kettering, breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks. Discounted rooms are provided at the Intercontinental Barclay hotel in Manhattan. Register with the promotion code "UsTOO" for a 50% discount.  CLICK HERE  for registration.

The National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions – “ The Prostate Cancer Alliance ”- is pleased to present its 15th Annual Meeting GALA on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  CLICK HERE  for more information.

Registration is now open for  Prostate Cancer International's 4th FREE conference for patients and caregivers on Saturday, November 2nd in Virginia Beach, VA.  CLICK HERE   for more information.
Consider adding to your prostate cancer knowledge with a  new book by leading expert Dr. Jeffrey Albaugh , who is also a regular contributor to the  Hot SHEET Between the Sheets  column. Featuring patient stories about hope and guidance for those facing prostate cancer,  Reclaiming Sex & Intimacy After Prostate Cancer, A Guide for Men and Their Partners, 2nd Edition  helps men cope with the challenges of a prostate cancer diagnosis.  CLICK HERE  for more information.
Although September – Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – has come to a close, we encourage you to continue to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Let us know how we can help you through Us TOO educational resources, support services and personal connections to others in the prostate cancer community.

All the best,

Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Officer
James Hutson, Development Director
Jackie Konieczka, Office Manager
Terri Likowski, Program Director - Support Group Services
Tim Mix, Communications Director