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.
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.
In the past years we have raised more than $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 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.