Physicians at Urology Austin give back to the Central Texas community through highly skilled and cutting edge urological care. But the entire Urology Austin family takes it a step further by giving back through philanthropic endeavors every month through an innovative program called “Jeans Day”.
Jeans Day occurs on the second Friday of every month. Employees can pay $3 to wear their favorite pair of jeans and site managers collect the funds. UA physicians then match the total.
The Staff Activity Committee chooses a local charity. Past recipients of Jeans Day include the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Camp Kesem, University of Texas and The Capital Area Parkinson’s Society.
Here’s a brief description of some of the charities Urology Austin assists:
The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a unique way to celebrate the lives of the people who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue their fight. It is also a way to remember those who have lost loved ones to the disease.
Camp Kesem, University of Texas. Camp Kesem is a special one-week camp which provides a safe and supportive camp experience for children who have, or have had, a parent with cancer. The Livestrong Foundation promised to match any donations received, so the monies collected by Urology Austin were actually tripled last month.
The Capital Area Parkinson’s Society (CAPS) provides those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, many of whom may know very little about their disease, a forum in which to discuss their situation with others similarly afflicted. CAPS offers care partners a support group in which information on the care of those with Parkinson’s Disease can be received and exchanged, and through which the needs of the carepartner can be addressed. In addition, CAPS provides a forum for the discussion and dissemination of new information on the Parkinson’s Disease and related areas.
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