ABOUT US

Tex US TOO is a prostate cancer support group.  Our mission is to provide education and support to men and their families in the Houston area.  Tex US TOO is the Houston Chapter of Us TOO International.
 

BACKGROUND

The parent organization, Us TOO was founded in 1990 by five men in Chicago.  They started with the intention of forming the first prostate cancer support group.   The “Us TOO” name reflects the fact that while women have well-publicized issues with breast cancer, men also have a major cancer problem.

2019New CasesDeaths
Breast Cancer268,60041,760
Prostate Cancer174,65031,620
Source: American Cancer Society website on December 14, 2019

In 29 years, Us TOO has grown to over 200 support groups and chapters in the US and abroad.  The name was changed to Us TOO International.  The website is www.ustoo.org     It was founded by  . . . and continues to be governed by people directly affected by prostate cancer.  The mission is to provide comprehensive educational materials and resources along with support services.   The purpose is to help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options and related side effects.  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

TEXAS

One of the initial chapters of Us TOO was Tex US TOO, also founded in 1990 and located in Houston, TX.  In 2009, Tex US TOO, Inc. was incorporated and recognized as a 501(c)3 by the IRS. In December 2019, there were 697 members.  The meeting dates are on the second Monday of each month, except August.  The site is at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.  Our activities and assets include monthly meetings, participation in community health fairs, brochures, a telephone hotline, and a website www.texustoo.org     We do not provide endorsements or recommendations for any medical treatment, product, service or course of action.  For the past 20 years, our signature effort has been our Dad’s Day 5k event which has attracted more than 14,500 participants.  We plan to announce our new event plans in early 2020.  Stay tuned for more information.

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