At Urology Austin we believe that giving back to the community benefits everyone.
At Urology Austin, we advocate a spirit of altruism, so encourage physicians, staff and patients to give back to their community. Throughout the year, Urology Austin and the Austin Center for Radiation Oncology actively identifies and supports several charitable opportunities and events. You’re invited to learn more about these charities by visiting their individual websites, and we encourage you to participate in or support these groups as you’re able. Finally, visit this page often to learn more about upcoming events and organizations that we’ll be sponsoring. Thank you for joining Urology Austin in our ongoing effort to improve the lives of local residents!
2020 Charitable Giving
2020 Jeans Day Donations
Each month, Urology Austin and the Austin Center for Radiation Oncology support a charity with donations given by staff and providers in exchange for wearing jeans! Below is a list of the charities that we have sponsored so far in 2020.
January 2020: Your Ride Is Here
February 2020: Sharing Birthday Joy
March 2020: Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation K-9 Unit
April 2020: Autism Society of Central Texas
May 2020: Meals on Wheels Central Texas
June 2020: Mobile Loaves and Fishes
July 2020: Honor Flight Austin
August 2020: Guide Dog Foundation
September 2020: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
October 2020: Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
November 2020: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
December 2020: Amber’s Angels
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual ZERO Run/Walk will be hosted as a virtual event! The online event is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th starting at 10AM. We invite you to join Join Urology Austin and the Central Texas community for a celebration honoring prostate cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers and physicians! This annual event helps support prostate cancer research and advocacy. Click here for more information, to donate and to register for the event.
2019 Charitable Giving
C4AC Music Series – The Austin Cares Concert
Urology Austin is pleased to be a year-long sponsor of the C4AC Music Series (Concerts for Austin Charities). Proceeds from all 2019 concerts will benefit three local charities: Superhero Kids, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, and Step Onward Foundation. Their first event in 2019 was the Austin Cares Concert featuring Lukas Nelson held on February 9, 2019. The C4AC 2019 Music Series will be hosting several charitable events during the year. More information will be posted as concerts are announced.
Cheers for Children
Urology Austin will also be sponsoring Cheers for Children on March 2, 2019. This fun event is an annual fundraiser for the Dell Children’s Hospital of Central Texas.
2019 Jeans Day donations
Below is a list of the charities that we sponsored in 2019:
January 2019: Your Ride is Here – This charitable organization offers cancer patients a ride to and from their medical appointments. This group relies on the help of volunteers to assist in their mission.
February 2019: Sharing Birthday Joy – This charity is located in Round Rock, TX and provides birthday parties for homeless and foster children.
March 2019: Texas Parks and Wildlife K-9 Wardens
April 2019: Autism Society of Texas
May 2019: Meals on Wheels Central Texas
June 2019: Mobile Loaves and Fishes – This organization addresses area homelessness through three initiatives: the Food Truck Ministry, Community First! Village and the Community Works program.
July 2019: Honor Flight Austin: This non-profit flies World War II veterans to Washington DC to visit national Memorials that honor the service of all men and women who served in WWII.
August 2019: Guide Dog Foundation
September 2019: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
October 2019: Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
November 2019: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
December 2019: Amber’s Angels
Holiday Food Drive – 2019
Urology Austin chose to support the Central Texas Food Bank for our annual charity drive in 2019. We placed collection boxes at seven Urology Austin locations (including the Austin Center for Radiation Oncology). We’re excited to announce that we collected 825 pounds of food for those in need!
Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to make this drive a success!
Holiday Charity Drive – 2018
Urology Austin was privileged to help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area by holding a charity drive from November 12 – December 7. Patients and staff generously donated a large amount of personal hygiene items, art supplies, puzzles, socks, clothing, monetary donations and other necessities. Donation boxes were available at nine Urology Austin locations: Austin Central, South #1, South #2, Jollyville, Round Rock #1, Round Rock #2, Austin Center for Radiation Oncology, Kyle, and Westlake. Staff at the Boys and Girls Club were very appreciative of the support! We look forward to partnering with another local organization for our 2019 holiday charity drive!
Thank you for helping us support children in Central Texas!
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Past events
In 2019, Urology Austin hosted its annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Concordia University. We had 400 participants who helped raise over $75,000! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
Urology Austin is pleased to report that we had a great turn out for our 2108 event at Concordia University on Saturday, October 17th! Participants helped raise over $73,000 for research, advocacy and prostate cancer support! We truly appreciate everyone who participated in the 2018 event!
Since 2010, Urology Austin has sponsored what is now the annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk held each year. This event includes a 5K run/walk, a one mile walk and the Kid’s “Superhero Dash for Dad”.
ZERO holds events across the country each year in order to raise funding to promote prostate cancer education for men and their families, free prostate cancer screening events, and to fund prostate cancer research and treatment development. Learn more at https://support.zerocancer.org
Links to addition ZERO resources:
Decode Your Prostate Cancer (molecular profiling for metastatic disease)
Urology Austin Jeans Day 2018
Each month, Urology Austin supports a charitable organization through an internal program called ‘Jeans Day’. Employees are given the opportunity to contribute a designated amount each month, that will be given to the charity being sponsored. Those who donate are recognized by wearing jeans!
Here’s a list of organizations that Urology Austin’s ‘Jeans Day’ contributions supported in 2018:
- January – Your Ride is Here www.yourrideishere.org
- February – Sharing Birthday Joy www.sharinghappybirthdays.org
- March – Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation www.tpwf.org
- April – The Autism Society of Central Texas www.austinautismsociety.greatfeats.com/donate
- May – Meals on Wheels www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org
- June – Mobile Loaves and Fishes www.mlf.org
- July – Safe Place (Back to School Drive) www.safeaustin.org
- August – Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (American Vet Dogs) www.guidedog.org
- September – Health Alliance for Austin Musicians www.myhaam.org
- October – ZERO www.zerocancer.org
- November – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride www.gentlemansride.com
- December – Amber’s Angels www.ambers-angels.org
Cap2K Open Water Race and Pledge Swim
For the past several years, the former Urology Team has served as a major sponsor for the Cap 2K Open Water Race and Pledge Swim held at Lady Bird Lake. This annual event is co-hosted by local residents Sandy Neilson and her husband Dr. Keith Bell. Sandy Neilson is a three time gold medalist in swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In 2018, the Cap2K event benefitted:
- Prostate cancer advocacy and research
- Swimability – A charitable organization that provides swimming lessons for low income children.
- Colin’s Hope – A charitable organization that teaches water safety to prevent children from drowning.
- Deep Eddy Historical Bathhouse Renovation
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease / ALS Foundation
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
- Austin Parks Foundation
Learn more about this annual event at https://cap2k.weebly.com