September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Whereas, In Ohio, it is estimated that 6,760 men will be diagnosed and 1,670 will die from the disease in 2016; and

Whereas, There are three million prostate cancer patients and survivors fighting their personal battles every day; and

Whereas, 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer sometime in his lifetime and

Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer

Whereas, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among men; and

Whereas, this year approximately 180,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 2.9 minutes and roughly 26,120 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

Whereas, African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 4 men. African American men are 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease: and

Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives and preserving and protecting our families; and

Whereas, all men are at risk for prostate cancer and we encourage the citizens of (City) to increase the importance of prostate screenings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Centerville, Ohio 2016


Gratis, Ohio 2016


Kingston, New York 2016

Ray's Hometown 
I got the email today!
#AvocateforProstateCancerAwareness

Subject RE: Proclamation for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Hi Ray,

Thank you for reaching out to the Mayor’s office with this important request.

We have prepared a proclamation, which can be picked up at your convenience. If you have a tentative date/time that you plan to come by, please let me know so I can be sure to be in the office upon your arrival. Thank you.

Lynsey Timbrouck
Mayoral Confidential Secretary
City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, New York 12401
(p) 845-334-3902
(f) 845-334-3904

Powell, Ohio 2016

Thank you Mayor Lorenz and City of Powell for your support. I look forward to next year with your continued support. Also looking forward to the Landmark lighting consideration in 2017.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mayors Challenge

I Mayor (name)of  the (City/Village) challenge Mayor (name) of the (City/Village) to support Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September. I have signed a Proclamation in support and now Challenge you!

Ashtabula, Ohio 2016


Why a Walnut?

This is Petey The Prostate Crusader!
I created him late 2009 when I learned that the walnut is the size of the prostate. Our group leader passed around a plain walnut and said this is the size of a normal prostate. I have a creative brain and started thinking of what I can add to make a walnut into a Mascot. As you can see Petey was born! The one in the middle is original Petey design. Then there has been some more changes to him, by adding pipe cleaners and feet. Later on I started adding more things to him. Giving him clothes and making different scenes with him. 

Petey turned into a Adventurous little nut in his life and has shared them on this blog. As I have become visually impaired and can not make the scenes like I use to there is a Petey with a camera that he can still take pictures when he is out raising the awareness when he is with me. 

Petey with the Red, White and Blue has is his Washington, DC outfit. Each year we attend the ZERO Summit in DC and on the last day of the summit. We meet with Senators and Congress Members on Capitol Hill. Petey has been on the Hill for the past four years and now when I walk in the door of a couple of the offices.
 I hear where is Petey? 
Now I am known as Petey's Mom!