Since our inception, Urology of Central Pennsylvania has intentionally committed to supporting our patients and giving back to our community. We have chosen non-profit organizations that specifically assist for the patients we care for invest in with our time, talent and resources.
The United Way
From 2007 - 2020, Urology of Central PA has donated more than $271,000 to the United Way of the Capital Region. The mission of United Way of the Capital Region is to improve lives in our area and their focus on health, education and basic needs was a perfect fit with UCPA. We have been an advocate of their goal to move the needle on access to health care and one of the ways UCPA has contributed towards their goal is through our free prostate cancer screenings and many free health fairs throughout the year.
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
Working with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer has been a natural fit for UCPA, so much so that we dedicate at least two staff members to plan the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk for the Harrisburg area each year!
ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is committed to ending prostate cancer. Their goals are to make prostate cancer research a national priority, to advocate for helpful programs, to provide men and families with educational resources, and to fund research for improved early detection options, etc.
We appreciate your continued support for the 13th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run and our first Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Celebration that was held on Friday, September 25, 2020! This year we raised nearly $95,000. Your support over the past 13 years has enabled us to raise almost $1.1 million dollars to eradicate prostate cancer.
The funds raised from the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Harrisburg and Virtual Celebration are invested locally and around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer.
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Urology of Central PA offers free prostate cancer screenings (PSA and DRE) for uninsured and under-insured men age 40 + who have not been screened within last year. We provide these screenings at UCPA offices, at Senior Health Fairs, and offer free health fairs with UPMC PinnacleHealth System, Geisinger Holy Spirit, Bethesda Mission, Hamilton Health, and more throughout the year.
Please call to schedule an appointment at location most convenient for you: Harrisburg 717-724-0720 and Camp Hill 717-763-1174.
Prostate Cancer Screening events will be posted on the Events page.
Prostate Cancer Support and Education
Whether you are newly diagnosed and learning about prostate cancer or a long-term survivor interested in the newest prostate cancer treatment and management, these sessions are for you. The Prostate Cancer Support Group is designed to support patients with open discussion about coping, adjusting, and problem solving. Members are encouraged to share their experiences and feelings in an atmosphere of respect and sensitivity.
Meeting topics are presented by speakers and discuss prostate cancer treatments, anxiety, nutrition, men’s health and more.
In 2021, meetings will be held the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. All meetings are being held virtually until further notice.
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To register, please email PCSupportgroup@upmc.edu. You will receive an automatic response with upcoming support group information. Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings are coordinated in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
For more information or to ask questions about the UCPA / UPMC Prostate Cancer Support Group, please call (717) 724-0720 or (717) 763-1174.
PA Prostate Cancer Coalition
The Prostate Cancer Coalition was organized to make prostate cancer a key health priority in Pennsylvania and increase prostate cancer awareness. We partner with the Prostate Cancer Coalition with a number of events during the year including their Don’t Fear the Finger event, Pints for Prostates and NovemBEER, Pours for Prostates, Prostate Cancer is the WURST, Spare Parts, as well as the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Conference.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is an organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease. Urology of Central Pennsylvania supports Bladder Cancer Discussion Groups here and at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. To attend, please visit Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s website at https://bcan.org/in-person-support-group/.
Urology of Central Pennsylvania also offers many free patient educational seminars at our offices and when requested in the community.