The Wichita, Kansas Chapter, Us TOO Intl., Inc. is a not-for-profit, charitable organization under the provisions of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Contributions made to our Chapter or National Headquarters are deductible by donors in computing their taxable income in the manner and to the extent provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our local chapter treasury consists solely of income derived from contributions.
The following deceased individuals have been recognized by Memorials or by the Extraordinary Contributions of their Time and Service to the Wichita, Kansas Chapter, Us TOO, Intl., Inc.:
Gary Porter – During his many years with our Support Group, Gary served as one of the initial corporate members of the Board of Directors upon incorporation in the State of Kansas; Served as Chairman of the Coordinating Committee; Served as technical expert to develop and maintain a video presentation regarding Prostate Cancer. Gary fought a long journey with both prostate cancer and COPD, and it was the latter that eventually took his life. Died March 27th 2018.
Al Murphy: succumbed to age and associated illnesses. Al will always be remembered for his willingness to volunteer for anything if it meant to improve our prostate cancer support group or help others. He served for several years as Chairman of the Coordinating Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors and was always there when our Outreach Director, Tom Hankins, had need of someone to accompany him when representing our support group at health fairs carried out by several area churches or other groups in Wichita.
Tom Bradley: Long-time Coordinating Committee member; Board Member Emeritus – succumbed to Prostate Cancer.
Paul Mounts: Andover resident, succumbed to Prostate Cancer
Charles Forrester,: local resident, succumbed to Prostate Cancer
Jim Goetz: Chapter member, succumbed to prostate cancer.
Bob Pickens: Chapter member, succumbed to prostate cancer.
Yale Cook: Coordinating Committee Member, succumbed to combination of prostate cancer and other illness.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Hustead: Retired Anesthesiologist; Chapter co-founder; Vice-President Chapter Board of Directors; Member Chapter Coordinating Committee; Patient Advocate; Mentor; Words cannot describe the loss experienced by Chapter members of this extremely intelligent, caring physician and friend. Succumbed to illness other than prostate cancer.
Charlie Peer: Coordinating Committee member and chapter benefactor succumbed to prostate cancer
John Huffaker: Former Chairman, Coordinating Committee
Jim McQuilken: Former Coordinating Committee Volunteer
Bill Cox: Former Chairman, Coordinating Committee, succumbed to prostate cancer
David Safarik: Local resident, succumbed to prostate cancer
Tom Jester: Winfield resident, succumbed to prostate cancer
Jack Neighbors: Local resident, succumbed to prostate cancer
William R. Dakan, Jr.: Former Treasurer, Coordinating Committee, succumbed to prostate cancer
Aubrey Pilgrim: A long time prostate cancer advocate most recently residing in Idaho who provided counsel on the internet on several prostate cancer support lists. He daily gave of his time, knowledge, and experience for many years. Loved by many worldwide. Passed away June 23, 2008 within two months of diagnosis with grade 4 brain Astrocytoma Glioblastoma.
May They Rest in Peace