Prostate Cancer Nonprofit Us TOO President & CEO Retiring

Thomas Kirk is retiring as the president & CEO of Us TOO International prostate cancer education and support network.

Thomas N. Kirk, 67, has announced that he will be retiring as President & CEO of Us TOO International prostate cancer education and support network. He’s led the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since November of 2004 and will continue in his position with Us TOO through March 2016 to ensure a smooth transition for his successor. The board of directors has established a committee to conduct a search for his replacement and has engaged the services of an executive search firm.

Mr. Kirk has been in health and social services planning, delivery and management for more than 40 years at the community and national level. He has held staff and leadership positions at Mather Lifeways, Garden Terrace Associates/Life Care Centers of America, the National Alzheimer’s Association, and Family Services Association.

“We thank Tom for his dedication and leadership, which has been instrumental in shaping the organization,” said Us TOO Chairman of the Board Jim Rieder. “He’s led the evolution of Us TOO and has been active building collaborations, increasing visibility for prostate cancer issues and expanding and improving services.”

“It’s been an honor for me to have led Us TOO for the past 11 years. I’m so proud of all that we’ve accomplished thanks to an extensive network of volunteers including board members and support group leaders, in addition to corporate supporters, individual donors and staff,” said Kirk. “I’m confident that the board of directors will select a new leader to continue the growth of Us TOO and to deliver on our mission to provide hope and improve the lives of those affected by prostate cancer through support, education and advocacy.”

About Us TOO International

Us TOO International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves the prostate cancer community by providing educational materials and resources at no charge. The organization was founded by—and continues to be governed by—people directly affected by prostate cancer.

Us TOO develops digital and printed educational materials and support services that include more than 200 volunteer-led support groups, the Us TOO website (, online communities, toll-free HelpLine (1-800-808-7866), and the monthly distribution of Hot SHEET newsletter and Prostate Cancer News You Can Use, in addition to educational/awareness events such as the annual SEA Blue Chicago Prostate Cancer Walk & Run, and this year’s Us TOO 25th anniversary educational symposium and gala celebration dinner.

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