Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 27,000 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2017.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, more than 400 Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Chuy's Columbus

It is so heart warming to see Petey on a Christmas tree!

The results are in!!!

My husband had his PSA test:
Got the results of my labwork. Yes I'm still a sweet guy, in fact too sweet. My PSA is still <0.01 and my Testerone went over 100. Boy do I feel sexy. I just hope that study is correct that you can have a high T level and it not affect your Prostate Cancer. I'm 8
 years 2+ months post surgery, almost 4 years post radiation and 2 years 7 months since my last (3 month) hormone shot. Hot flashes gone for the most part.

Prostate cancer is still in Remission! But I will not give up raising awareness for this horrible disease. There are still men fighting the fight and losing their fight with prostate cancer. I cheer for those guys and families who keep fighting and I morn along with the families who have lost the fight. I hope and pray that our sons and grandsons will never hear this devastating words in their lives...you have prostate cancer.
In February Ray and I along with others from across the nation will be in DC for the ZERO Summit. On the last day we all will meet with our Elected Officials and share our Journeys and ask them to continue the funding for prostate cancer!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Chuy's Tex Mex

Petey goes with me everywhere and when he has the chance to help raise awareness for prostate cancer he will. One of his favorite places to eat is at Chuy's in the Easton Towne Center!

This month of November is also known as Growvember. Men will put down their razor for the month and grow beards and mustaches. We were having lunch there one day earlier this month and got to meet one of the newest Manager Heather. She heard about the Petey scene that I did for Phil. She came over to meet us and Ray gave her the Blue Mustache, She said she was going to put it on one of the pictures. She did! It is on the Ann Margaret picture inside the doorway next to the host stand. That way everyone can see it. Heather was hoping to have a Petey there all the time with the picture. This Petey is the one that I have had for 5 years. 

Shhh....Don't tell her but Petey said mom needs to make her a Petey scene. Well mom has an idea and now just needs to get working on it! 

PCAM Proclamation Team

Soon 2018 will here be and again I will be asking for your support for raising awareness for Prostate Cancer Awareness in September. In 2013 it became my mission to start writing Elected Officials throughout Ohio for their support in raising awareness in their community. We now have a PCAM Proclamation Team across the nation who are working their Elected Officials asking for a Proclamation or Resolution for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. It has been a blessing to attend some of the Council meetings to accept the Proclamations and Resolutions and we do have a PCAM Proclamation Team that will be honored to attend and share their Journey with your community.
While my husband and I have attended meetings in Ohio there have been Men and Families who say Thank you and now know that they do not have to fight this battle on their own. And some have even said because of you I am going to start sharing my Journey and get men talking about prostate cancer.
Can I count on your community this year? I will provide the Text for the Proclamation or Resolution. Please feel free to use your own text. Some Elected Officials has also shared the Proclamations and Resolution on the City, Village or Township website and has displayed a copy in the Municipal Building for the community to see. I do ask for a copy for myself as they are used at different events to show the support for out families who are battling prostate cancer.
Please feel free to share this or tag me with your support!.

PCAM (Prostate Cancer Awareness Month) Proclamation Team

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Parma Heights, Ohio 2017

Thank you Mayor Michael Bryne and the City of Parma Heights for your support with raising awareness for prostate cancer in Parma Heights! It is so important to let those fighting this horrible disease that others care.