Us TOO of Southern New Mexico (SNM) is a part of Us Too International which is a grassroots Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network, and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network of 325 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices on detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship. The international organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.
Us Too of Southern New Mexico was formed by Al Olsen. He is a long term prostate cancer survivor who saw the need for a local organization to help men in the southern part of New Mexico. As new developments in treating cancer come along it is important to continue to provide information that can extend life expectancy and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with many types of cancer.
This local chapter of Us Too is not only interested in the improvements of standard medical practice, but is interested in integrative medical approaches to treatments that include what many call alternative medical techniques. There is an abundant amount of anecdotal evidence that integrative approaches to cancer treatments of all kinds can be very effective.
The mission of Us TOO is to help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy.
Receiving the news that you or a loved one has prostate cancer is traumatizing. Life is suddenly out of control and fear takes hold. Often, feelings of helplessness, guilt, isolation and anger emerge. No one needs to face prostate cancer alone. Us TOO provides the forum for sharing, caring and learning through its many programs and services designed for both men with cancer and their loved ones.
A member patient advocacy organization of the National Health Council, Us TOO International has achieved compliance with the Council’s Standards of Excellence, maintaining the highest standards of organizational effectiveness and public stewardship.
Just as pink is to breast cancer, blue is to prostate cancer. Us TOO wants to increase prostate cancer awareness and for people to see more blue, or SEA Blue, with SEA standing for support, educate and advocate – the primary components of Us TOO’s mission.
“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back” – Chinese proverb.
Us TOO International has been named a Top-Rated Health Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits. Read our reviews and post your own here: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/us-too-international-inc/
US Too Board of Directors
Ron Childress, President
John Sarbo, Secretary/Treasurer
For more information, contact Ron Childress at
602-312-9289 or John Sarbo at 915-503-1246 or
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