Urology Health Foundation


UHF President Dr. Thomas Moody with legendary marathoner Bill Rodgers at the Talladega Half Marathon held on September 16, 2012. This race benefited the UHF and its prostate cancer screening and awareness efforts across Alabama.

In 2011 the Alabama Public Health Association honored Dr. Moody with the Ira L. Myers Award for Excellence, in recognition of his prostate cancer work in the State of Alabama.

L to R: John Halsey, Curtis Spraitzar, UHF President Dr. Thomas Moody, and UHF Board Member Curtis Anthony, at the Birmingham Business Journal’s Nonprofit Awards luncheon on March 14, 2013. UHF was named a nonprofit award finalist.

   


MILESTONES


   

Jan 2003
  • The Foundation was originally formed to educate physicians and other medical professionals in new techniques and procedures in the field of urology. It was initially named the Urology Centers of Alabama Educational Foundation.
   
   
Aug 2006
  • The Foundation's name was changed to the Urology Health Foundation, and its purposes were expanded to include the provision of general patient education and screening for urological diseases free of charge.
   
   
 Jan - Dec 2007
  • Screened 149 men free for prostate cancer in 3 different Alabama counties (Perry, Wilcox, and Montgomery)
   
   
Jan - Dec 2008
  • Screened 273 men free for prostate cancer in 4 different Alabama counties (Perry, Wilcox, Hale, and Marengo)
   
   
Apr 2008
  • First Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
Jan - Dec 2009
  • Screened 390 men free for prostate cancer in 6 different Alabama counties (Sumter, Butler, Perry, Wilcox, Hale, and Marengo)
   
   
 May 2009
  • Second Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
 Oct 2009 - Sep 2010
  • Received Alabama Department of Public Health grant to carry out designated prostate cancer screenings in Alabama 
   
   
 Feb 2010
  • Tour de Blue joins Facebook
   
   
 May 2010
  • Third Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
Jan - Dec 2010 
  • Screened 1,068 men free for prostate cancer in 13 different Alabama counties (Sumter, Pike, Butler, Choctaw, Madison, Bullock, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, Conecuh, Marengo, and Barbour)
   
   
 Apr 2011

  • Fourth Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
Jan - Dec 2011
  • Screened 1,234 men free for prostate cancer in 14 different Alabama counties (Pike, Sumter, Lowndes, Choctaw, Greene, Butler, Montgomery, Madison, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, Conecuh, and Marengo)
   
   
Dec 2011
  • Tour de Blue joins Twitter
   
   
 Jan - Dec 2012
  • Screened 1,491 men free for prostate cancer in 15 different Alabama counties (Greene, Pickens, Pike, Sumter, Choctaw, Lawrence, Butler, Montgomery, Madison, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, Conecuh, and Marengo)
   
   
  Feb 2, 2012 
  • Alabama Gives Day
   
   
 Apr 28, 2012
  • Fifth Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event -- In Memory of Dennis Goodwin
   
   
 Sep 16, 2012
  • Talladega Half Marathon & 5K Lap Around the Track
   
   
 Jan - Dec 2013
  • Screened 1,593 men free for prostate cancer in 14 different Alabama counties (Pickens, Bullock, Pike, Sumter, Lowndes, Lawrence, Butler, Montgomery,  Madison, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, and Marengo)
   
   
 Apr 27, 2013
  • Sixth Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
  May 18, 2013
  • 2013 Pike Open
   
   
  Sep 22, 2013
  • Talladega Half Marathon & 5K Lap Around the Track
   
   
 Jan - Dec 2014
  • Screened 1542 men free for prostate cancer in thirteen different Alabama counties (Pickens, Pike, Lowndes, Sumter, Butler, Lawrence, Madison, Montgomery, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, and Marengo).
   
   
 Apr 26, 2014
  • Seventh Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
May 17, 2014
  • 2014 Pike Open
   
   
 Sep 14, 2014
  • Talladega Half Marathon & 5K Lap Around the Track
   
   
 Jan - Dec 2015
  • Screened 1468 men free for prostate cancer in thirteen different Alabama counties (Pickens, Pike, Lowndes, Sumter, Butler, Dallas, Madison, Montgomery, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, and Marengo).
   
   
 May 30, 2015
  • Eighth Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
June 13, 2015
 
  •  2015 Pike Open
   
   
 Jan - Dec 2016
  • Screened 1567 men free for prostate cancer in twelve different Alabama counties (Pickens, Pike, Lowndes, Sumter, Butler, Dallas, Madison, Montgomery, Monroe, Perry, Hale, Wilcox, and Marengo).
   
   
April 30, 2016
  • Ninth Tour de Blue: Cycling for Prostate Cancer Awareness Event
   
   
June 11, 2016
  • 2016 Pike Open
   
   
 April 29, 2017
   

WebMD the Magazine honored UHF founder and President Dr. Thomas Moody as one of its 2011 Health Heroes. According to WebMD, these awards are intended to "celebrate visionary Americans who met a health challenge and gave back to others in an inspiring way."

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Tour de Blue will celebrate its 10th anniversary! This annual bicycle ride aims to promote awareness about the importance of early detection for prostate cancer, and to raise funds for the Urology Health Foundation's free screenings across Alabama.