Attend our next meeting listed below. Updated 14 November 2018.

Put on Your UsToo logo: Ball Cap or Visor and start your day with: $10 gift card from Dunkin Donuts and Dunkin Donuts Travel cup Go run some errands then it’s time for lunch, use your: $15 Subway gift card and $10 Dairy Queen gift card Got those chores done at home, enjoy dinner and a movie with: $25 Chili’s Gift Card and $10 Regal Movie Theater gift card It’s been a busy day, so head home, set the mood, put your feet up and relax with: Yankee Candle Darrel Bush book of poems, pictures, saying and recipes Bottle of Hahn Pinot Noir! Attend each monthly meeting and register once for this prize. This prize will be given away at the November meeting from all the registered tickets. So the more meetings you attend and register your ticket the greater your chance of winning it.


All meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m except November.  See November’s meeting listing for further information.   Please check below for place of meeting and when known information about the speaker and topic and a brief professional bio will also be given.

  • We invite speakers to share with us during the first hour and if we have no speaker we may have a video relating to prostate cancer to view.
  • The second hour we invite newly diagnosed patients to discuss their considerations for treatment.

Meetings are held monthly, except for no meetings in January, February, and December.

Note:  If you have questions or concerns before the meetings feel free to contact Bill Palos, or one of our counselors as listed in our Support Group Counselors/Contact Us tab.


(Note: Check the March meeting for where to go for “Room 1″)

calendar_Clip_ArtJanuary 18 2018         No meeting.  See note above.

February 15, 2018     No meeting.  See note above.

March 15, 2018  Unity Point West – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island, Room 1 (go all the way down the hall past the  Jardine Conference Room.  Turn left, go to the end , and the room is on the right.)  7 to 9 pm

Our March speaker is Melissa Wright, Program Director, Gilda’s Club, who will tell us about the programs and services Gilda”s Club has to offer to all cancer patients and their families.

April 19, 2018  Genesis Adler Heart Center, 1227  Rusholme, Davenport, Auditorium  7 to 9 pm  Our speaker is Dr. Andrew Lightfoot, Urological Associates.

Dr. Andrew Lightfoot joined Urological Associates in August, 2014. Dr. Lightfoot provides care for diseases of the prostate, bladder and kidneys as well as robotically-assisted surgery for disorders of the prostate and kidney.

Dr. Lightfoot received his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa. He continued his medical training and Residency at the University of Iowa and subsequently completed a Fellowship in Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lightfoot will hold an open forum, providing everyone the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of prostate cancer.  We believe the meeting last year at which Dr. Lightfoot spoke was the best of the year.

May 17, 2018

Unity Point West – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island, Room 1 ,  7 to 9 pm

Preston & Linda Lemaire will present information from a DVD on a Prostate related topic.

June 21, 2018  Unity Point West – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island,  Room 1, 7 to 9 pm 

CDs showcasing various experts from throughout the country on the topics relating to prostate disease and cancer.  We will show one of those presentations and it promises to be a very informative presentation.  It is:  The Quest for Truth In Sexual Function Outcomes After Prostate Cancer Treatment, by John P. Mulhall MD, Director, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, Urology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY.  Our review of this CD presents an exciting, well spoken, expert, who is interesting to listen to, and plain spoken on this topic, followed by a question and answer session on the CD. I believe attendees to our meeting will agree that although it’s not a local speaker, the topic and the information you will receive makes watching him electronically worth your time and anything but boring.

July 19, 2018  Genesis Adler Heart Center, 1227  Rusholme, Davenport, Auditorium,  7 to 9 pm

Dr. Harb plans to hold an open forum at our July 19 meeting, but can stay for 30 to 40 minutes only.  He specializes in treating advanced prostate cancer, so have your questions ready.  Please plan to attend to demonstrate that speakers draw a good crowd, to hopefully encourage his fellow doctors to also address our group.  (He is on call that evening.)

August 16, 2018  Unity Point West – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island, Jardine Conference Room,   7 to 9 pm

Kelly Hendershot, Program Manager, Gilda’s Club, will lead the group in chair yoga.  In addition to a Masters in Social Work, Kelly is a certified yoga instructor.  Dress comfortably and expect to get some exercise!  With good leadership, yoga is gentle, relaxing and calming, yet feels so good to aching muscles and joints.  Doing it with a chair should add a new comfort level for those of us who are not accustomed to gettting down on the floor much any more.  I think we’ll all gain a lot from this.

 September 20, 2018  Unity Point West – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island,  Room 1,  7 to 9 pm.

Dr. Brian Engebrecht, MD., Heartland Urology Group in Moline, is a 1991 graduate of Rush Medical College, Rush University.  He will have brief opening remarks, and open the floor for questions and discussion.

 October 18, 2018 Unity Point West – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island,  Room 1, 7 to 9 pm

Kristi Siwajek, Community Outreach Coordinator-Cancer Center, Unity Point-Trinity, will cover what efforts she makes to reach out to the community to raise awareness of screening and prevention for the most common types of cancer, including prostate cancer.  She also can help arrange guest speakers, so think about what topics you would like to see covered in future meetings.  We welcome any input.

November 14, 2018 Unity Point – Trinity, 24th Street, Campus, Rock Island, Jardine Conference Room,  (note, this is a Wednesday)

This will be a big year for the group, as Bill Palos, one of the founding members, and most active for sure, has decided to step back from the remainder of his tasks (except the QC Marathon next year) at the end of this year.  Please join us in getting together to show our appreciation for caring so much about men with prostate cancer, and wish him well in his “retirement” from a job well done.  His dedication to this work is unequaled.

We would like anyone who plans to be there that night to let us know by return email no later than November 8th, so that we can give the kitchen a head count. Please tell us how many will be in attendance.  Our menu this year will be:  Breaded chicken breasts, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and 2 gravy choices, Corn, Green Beans Almandine, Cottage Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Dinner Rolls and assorted pies.  Regular and decaf coffee will be served, along with iced tea and water.  The dinner is always tasty and enjoyable.  Dinner will be at no cost for members and their significant other, as one of our group who wishes to remain anonymous is donating $500, with the remainder covered by our group funds as in past years.  Just come and enjoy.  We are limited to 100 attendees, thus reservations will be taken in the order received.

Since this is Bill’s last dinner, we won’t have a scheduled speaker, but will give some special guests the opportunity to say a few words about Bill’s work, and his impact on prostate cancer survivors and their families.

Also on that night we will hold the drawing for the lovely Day of Recharging Basket created by Linda LeMaire that you’ve had the opportunity to register for at each meeting this year.  Good luck to the prospective winner.

Please note since it’s not our typical schedule; this dinner is on a Wednesday, and starts at 6PM. This is our last scheduled meeting of 2018.

Pictures taken at the dinner can be found here



John Deere Seeding Health Fair.  January 25, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Rock Island Arsenal Health Fair.  February 14, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

March April May

Mid American Energy Health Fair, May 16, 9:30 am – 2 pm, River Center

June thru October

Free PSA check at Metro Medical Lab.  Coupons will be available at Triumph Community Bank, American Bank, First Midwest Bank & Trust  and Rudy’s Taco .  Check this site in June for other locations to get coupons.  Coupons are good until September 30th.

The men in the mexican communities have a higher degree of having prostate cancer.

Other men who have a history of cancer in their family are also at high risk of having or getting prostate cancer.

These coupons are good at the Metropolitan Medical Laboratory.  The addresses of all the Metropolitan Medical Laboratories are listed on the back of the coupon.

Deere Davenport Works Health Fair, June 7, 6 am – 3 pm


September 22, 2017 — RUN/ WALK FOR PROSTATE CANCER as part of the Quad Cities Marathon weekend activities. Join the walk and support our efforts. See the home page for more information.  The funds from the Marathon stay in the Greater Quad Cities Region and are used to provide educational materials to men and their families dealing with prostate cancer. ALSO WE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL AWARD TO BE GIVEN TO ANY CITY THAT ENCOURAGES THEIR CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ONE MILE WALK FOR PROSTATE CANCER.  THE CITY THAT HAS THE MOST ENTRIES WILL RECIEVE A TRAVELING TROPHY FOR ONE YEAR TO SIT IN THEIR OFFICE.  OUR SUPPORT GROUP WILL ALSO OFFER TO CONDUCT A FREE PSA SCREENING TO ANY GROUP OR ORGANIZATION IN THEIR CITY.  This year at our US TOO booth we will giving out coupons for a free PSA Screening at any Metro Lab with the results being sent to your home and during the mid day Metro Lab will be at the center doing the actual PSA screening.

Also anyone who has had to deal with prostate cancer or know of someone in memory who had prostate cnacer and would like to partake in the Warrior Marathon relay team can contact me at  A relay team consists of five runners each running a leg of the course.