The TUCC Foundation

The Urology Center of Colorado Foundation is dedicated to advancing urologic care in the Rocky Mountain region through advocacy, research, education and support. The roots of the TUCC Foundation are planted firmly in our core values – collaboration, community and education.

The TUCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. We appreciate your support and contribution to our commitment to advancing urologic care in the Rocky Mountain Region through advocacy, research, education and support. There are several different ways you can donate to TUCC Foundation. Please retain the TUCC Foundation Tax ID number – 26-2151171 – for your tax records.

There are many ways to donate to the TUCC Foundation

Individual Donations – On-line Donation and Cash Donations

Online Donation

TUCC Healing Garden Benches – Gifts of $5,000 with a personal inscription on one of our Healing Garden benches. Please download the instruction sheet for details on how to secure a TUCC Healing Garden Bench.

Blue Mesa Donor Wall – Gifts of $5,000 and above are commemorated on this special wall

Planned and Deferred Gifts – Planned giving is a form of donating to TUCC Foundation that personally benefits you and your family. It also ensures that TUCC Foundation will have the resources necessary to continue its commitment to communities in the Rocky Mountain region. Please speak with your attorney to help you plan your gift to TUCC Foundation and ensure it suits the needs of your family.

Donation of Securities – Appreciated securities can be gifted to TUCC Foundation. This form of contribution often provides the donor with a tax deduction on the current value of the securities without any capital gain implications. Please contact your financial advisor or broker for guidance.

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Corporate Sponsorships – Corporate Social Responsibility means that as an organization you voluntarily take an active role in bettering your community. From serving on community boards and volunteering locally to raising social awareness, TUCC Foundation appreciate companies investing in our community and understands the positive implications of doing so.

  • “Good is the New Black:” Cause is Here to Stay – 83 percent of American say that companies have a responsibility to help support causes (Cone 2007, Cause Evolution Survey).
  • 72 percent of Americans want their employees to do more to support a cause or social issue (Cone 2007, Cause Evolution Survey).

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Foundation Programs

TUCC Foundation supports and contributes in the following five overarching areas:

  • COLLABORATION: TUCC Foundation fosters collaborative relationships among community clinics, educational support groups and social services agencies to provide assistance to those who would not otherwise receive necessary urologic care.
  • RESEARCH: TUCC Foundation makes contributions to medical and urologic specific research that improves urologic cancer and non-cancer diagnoses, standards of care and treatments.

TUCC Foundation recently issued a $30,000 donation to the American Cancer Society. This donation will help fund a research grant studying metastatic prostate cancer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We have donated nearly $100,000 to this grant over the past five years.

Join Us at the 2018 Blue Shoe Run!

Run for your father, your husband, your brother, your friend. Run for you! Join The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) Foundation for the ninth annual Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer on Saturday, September 8, 2018!

The Blue Shoe Run is a 5K run/walk, 1.5-mile family walk and kids fun run taking place just north of Mile High Stadium at TUCC. Team up with your family, friends, and co-workers to try out our unique course and encourage others to help you fundraise to stomp out prostate cancer.

In 2018, we are flipping our run course. Please see the new course map here. The Start line will be at the east entrance of TUCC on Clay St. Free parking remains the same in Lots H and I. The course distance is unchanged. The Finish Line will be on Mile High Stadium Circle at the south  entrance to TUCC. This used to be our Start Line.

Since 2010, The Blue Shoe Run has raised more than $500,000 for TUCC Foundation. Please join us in the continuing efforts to raise monies for Prostate Cancer Research. Let’s Stomp our Prostate Cancer together!

Online registration will close at noon on September 7th, but you can also register at TUCC on Saturday, September 8 beginning at 7 a.m.

Team registrations close at noon on Friday, August 31st.
Early packet pickup for teams and individuals will be on  September 4th and 5th at TUCC.

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  • Registration discounts for seniors are available and will be taken when registering for The Blue Shoe Run. Seniors ages 65 and older are eligible for the 5K and 1.5 Mile Family Walk discounts. Registrants for the Blue Warriors and Veterans team remain at $20.00 throughout the registration time.

  • Team up with your family, friends, co-workers and others to create your 2018 Blue Shoe Run team! A minimum of 10 people are needed to comprise a team. Prizes will be distributed among the three largest teams and most spirited Blue Shoe Run teams on race day.  Team Captain download the Team Captain Toolkit here!

    All teams with at least 50 members will receive their own team tents on race day. The first team to reach 25 participants will receive its own Little Shoe tent.The first Blue Shoe Run team to reach 50 participants will be recognized with The Big Blue Shoe tent on September 8.  Food and drinks will be available in this Tent area on the west side of the TUCC parking lot.

    Spirit up your team with great outfits, team t-shirts – whatever proclaims your message about Prostate Cancer!

    How to set up a team:

    1. The team captain must register 1st and name the team.
    2. For teams that have their registration paid by someone else the Team Captain needs to arrange for a Team Code with the Race Director prior to registering even themselves. Contact Martha 303-910-2233 mruschival@tucc.com
    3. Once you have named the team, registered yourself, and set up your code (if needed) – you are ready to send your team invitation emails or call.
  • Teams and individuals who register before Friday August, 31st at noon, are eligible for early packet pickup. Packet pickup will take place at TUCC, 2777 Mile High Stadium Circle, Denver, CO 80211, in the first floor lobby on:

    Tuesday, September 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

  • Want to participate in The Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer, but not walk or run the course? Or, do you live too far away to participate in the day’s activities? You can still take part in this great event by joining The Blue Shoe Snoozers team. This team will be recognized with a special tent – and a blue couch!

    There are two types of Blue Shoe Snoozers – Participants and Fundraisers.

    For those who live too far away to walk or run the course, don’t lose this opportunity to support prostate cancer awareness. Instead, you can snooze it or take part in our post-race activities only. Follow these steps to join the Blue Shoe Snoozers Team

    • Register for the 2018 Blue Shoe Run.
    • Select “Add Participant 1 to a Team” and then choose The Blue Shoe Snoozers.
    • Begin fundraising for TUCC Foundation as a Blue Shoe Run participant.
    • Join TUCC Foundation at the finish line for live music, free beer and one of the best post-race parties in Denver!

    Who are you running – or snoozing – for?

  • Blue Shoe Run Silent Auction

    Following each Blue Shoe Run race, join us at the post-race party for a silent auction benefiting TUCCFoundation. Approximately $50,000 has been raised for TUCC Foundation through The Blue Shoe Run silent auction since 2011. As we prepare for the 2018 race, donations to the silent auction are flowing in. From custom made items, to massages and tickets to Denver professional sports games, there will be something for everyone to bid on. All bids will be accepted on race day and will be available for pickup at the conclusion of the post-race party on TBD. Checks and credit cards will be accepted.

    Interested in donating an item to the 2018 Blue Shoe Run silent auction? Please fill out the form below with your contact information and what you wish to donate. A representative from TUCC Foundation will contact you regarding your inquiry within 48 hours. All donations are tax deductable.

  • Interested in helping guide participants along the 2017 Blue Shoe Run route as a course marshal? Or, do you feel like putting your creative juices to work in our interactive kids zone? Sign up to be a Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer volunteer! We have dozens of opportunities available on September 9th as well as several other volunteer needs during the week leading up to the race.

    Race Registration (6:15am-9am)

    Responsiblities: Assist with registration, including distributing t-shirts, race bibs and in-honor of bibs.

    Parking (Lots H & I) – Two people at each lot (6:30am-11am)

    Responsiblities: Direct parking for registrants and guests. Direct guests to the registration tent and the team meeting section in Lot I. Parking is in Sports Authority Field, Lots H and I. (2 volunteers, each lot).

    Post-Race Food & Drinks Station (6am-7:30am)

    Responsiblities:  Set up food and beverages in the Food tent.

    Post-Race Food & Drinks Station (7:30am-11am)

    Responsibities:  Distribute food and beverages to participants as well as tear down the food area at the end of the post-race party.

    Post-Race Food & Drinks Station Clean up (11am-11:30am)

    Responsibities: Disassemble the food & serving supplies and place in storage area.

    Coffee (6:45am-8:30am)

    Responsiblities: Assist participants at the coffee station and keep the area tidy. Urns of hot beverages are supplied by a vendor.

    Silent Auction (6am-12pm)

    Responsiblities:  Carry and lift silent auction items, answer questions about items, close the bid sheets at 10:00am and distribute the items to winners and assist in tear down post party.

    Family Start Line (6:45am-9:30am)

    Responsiblities: After the 5K runner/walkers start, the volunteers will assist with organizing the family walkers at their start line.

    Course Water Station (6:45-10am)

    Responsiblities: Set up and maintain the course water stations for distribution to participants. Please note, your location will be assigned upon check-in on event day.

    Course Marshalls  (6:15am-10am)

    Responsiblities: Assist in directing participants to the appropriate course as well as direct spectators as to when/where to safely cross the course (at designated areas).

    Kids Zone (7am-12pm)

    Responsiblities: Assist in kids zone area with games, arts and crafts, drinks and entertainment.

    Finish Line Water (7am-12pm)

    Responsiblities: Distribute water to participants as they cross the finish line.

    Finish Line (7:15am-12pm)

    Responsiblities: Volunteers will encourage participants across the finish line, maintain and pass out water and/or assist with timing/scoring. One of these activities will be assigned to volunteers upon check-in on race day.

    Beer Tent (7:30am-12pm)

    Responsibilites: Assist the beer vendor with distribution, checking ID’s and ensuring safety of participants.

    Security (for Silent Auction) – Internal Volunteer (7am-12pm)

    Responsiblities:  Present in the silent auction in the lobby.

    Survivors VIP Tent – Internal Volunteers (7am-12pm)

    Responsiblities:  Be available to meet and greet all visitors to the survivorship tent. Provide support and resources to visitors. Tear down of the tent supplies.

    TUCC Foundation Tent – Internal Volunteers (7:30am-11am)

    Responsibilities:  Meet and greet attendees at the booth, promote Foundation activities and assist with the sale of event items (baby onesies/hats/t-shirts).

    ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please check-in at the volunteer tent before going to your designated station on race day. 

    Click here to register as a volunteer for the 2018 Blue Shoe Run 

  • We greatly appreciate the support of The Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer sponsors each year! To learn more about available sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Blue Shoe Run, download this sponsorship packet or contact Martha Ruschival at 303.762.7160 or mruschival@tucc.com.

Sponsors

Community Partners

Coming soon for 2018

TUCC Foundation Board of Directors

Martha Ruschival

B.S.N., R.N. – Executive Director

Richard Heppe

M.D. – President

Peggy Martinez

Vice-President

Bob Asinof

Secretary/Treasurer

Jim Conley

President, Colorado Business Bank

 

 

John Finegan

Director of Estate & Gift Planning, American Cancer Society

Eric Gross

M.D., Director of Radiation Oncology, The Urology Center of Colorado