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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio 2016

Thank you Mayor Tim Theaker and the City of Mansfield for your support with prostate cancer awareness in September.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Westlake, Ohio 2016

I have a proclamation going out in today’s mail from the Mayor of Westlake, Ohio, Dennis Clough.

Thank you for all you are doing for Prostate Cancer.

JoAnn Davis

Groveport, Ohio 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Department of Veterans Affairs presentation

Mason, Ohio 2016

Department of Veterans Affairs Whitehall, Ohio

Today we received the Department of Veterans Affairs of Appreciation. For our advocacy in raising awareness for prostate cancer. It was a huge honor to have Heather Harris Bishoff come out with her busy schedule. . It has been a while since we met and talked about the support we have gotten from around Ohio. Social media is the best, one tweet a few years ago and a tweet back to call her office was so rewarding in so many ways. 
She has her own Petey family in her office too!
I have something planned for September 28, 2016 and I got a phone call from Congresswoman Beatty's office in Washington, DC. It has been confirmed and will happen. Thank you Heather for your help and support.