One of the most satisfying, fun, and productive ways to give back to southwest Florida is through community service outreach programs. Volunteerism plays a large role within our practice and it’s our mission to make strides against prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and promote advocacy for men and women’s health within southwest Florida.

Community Outreach

The physicians and staff of Florida Urology Physicians believe in giving back to our community through community outreach initiatives, volunteerism, and non-profit partnerships. We are continually taking a proactive stance on health initiatives by teaming up with local and national non-profits.

Prostate Cancer

This year alone we have raised $60,000 for prostate cancer by teaming up with ZERO-The Project to End Prostate Cancer, a 501©3 non-profit, committed to ending prostate cancer. Our inaugural, “Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K” was the largest first year race in all of southwest Florida and 91 cents on every dollar raised stays local within our southwest Florida community. We are the only urology group in southwest Florida to attend ZERO’s annual prostate cancer initiative, “The Summit,” an advocacy event held on Capitol Hill every year, to speak to our state representatives against prostate cancer funding cuts. We are encourage you to participate in next year’s “Great Prostate Cancer Challenge 5K” by volunteering, fundraising, getting your company involved, or simply by just showing up to provide support for the men and their families affected by this disease. To learn more about ZERO and their mission to end prostate cancer, visit www.zerocancer.org and to inquire of future prostate cancer initiatives with the Florida Urology Physicians, please contact our Practice Representative Nicole Kraft at nkraft@rtsx.com.

Bladder Cancer

The fifth most common cancer is bladder cancer, with a reoccurrence rate of 90%. We support BCAN, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network a 501©3 non-profit, whose mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer; to advance bladder cancer research; and to provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community. Each year, a “Walk for Bladder” event takes place here in southwest Florida. If you are interested in learning more about local bladder support groups or BCAN in general, please visit www.bcan.org or you can contact our Practice Representative Nicole Kraft at nkraft@rtsx.com.

WeCare of Lee County

The We Care program in Lee County, a 501©3 non-profit by the Salvation Army, coordinates specialty medical care given voluntarily to medically needy, uninsured, unemployed people in our community. Florida Urology Physicians is proud to volunteer their services for WeCare. Health care services are furnished, without cost to the patient, to low income persons as defined in section 766.1115, Florida Statutes. If you have questions regarding the services provided through WeCare please contact Paul Whitear, We Care Coordinator, at 239-334-4745 ext. 222 or visit www.salvationarmyleecounty.org/Programs-Services/wecare.html.

Free Seminars/Health Screenings

Florida Urology Physicians offers complimentary health seminars, health screening events, and participates in multiple health initiatives within the southwest Florida communities. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities. You can also contact our Practice Representative Nicole Kraft at nkraft@rtsx.com or 239-994-0497 for all inquiries.

florida urology 5k runGreat Prostate Cancer Challenge

Grab your running shoes and join the Florida Urology Physicians in the Inaugural Great Prostate Cancer Challenge – Fort Myers, a 5k run to support ZERO – The project to End Prostate Cancer. The GPCC is a part of a national initiative designed to raise funds for prostate cancer research and community awareness during the month of September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge®, America’s Premier Men’s Health Event Series. Click here to download the flyer.

Harry Chapin Food Bank

Florida Urology Physicians donates to and supports the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank is “to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.” The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes food to a network of partner agencies, who in turn serve families and individuals in need. To learn more about this amazing organization and how you can help, call 239 334-7007 or send an email to fighthunger@harrychapinfoodbank.org.