Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prostate Cancer Proclamations and Resolutions for September 2017

If you do not see your City, Village or Township listed. I have either not received a response or they declined to do one. :( 

Thank You Elected Officials for your support and continued support in Ohio!
Thank You Mayor Outlaw of New Bern, North Carolina for your continued suppor for prostate cancer awareness.

*State of Ohio - Governor Kasich* (Received)
Adelphi Mayor Joshua Hettinger (Received)
Arlington Heights Mayor Joseph Harper (Received)
Ashland Mayor Duane Fishpaw (Received)
Ashtabula Mayor James Timonere
Athens Mayor Steve Patterson
Austintown Township Trustees
Avon Lake Mayor Gregory Zilka (Received)
Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden
Beavercreek Bob Stone
Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler (Received)
Boardman Township Trustees (Received)
Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards
Brook Park Mayor Thomas Coyne
Brookville Mayor David Seagraves (Received)
Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi (Reading/Presentation)
Bryan Mayor Douglas Johnson (Received)
Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser (Received)
Cadiz Mayor Kenneth Zitko (Received)
Cambridge Mayor Tom Orr
Canal Winchester Mayor Mike Eberts
Canfield Mayor Bernie Kosar (Received)
Carroll Mayor Tammy Drobina
Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton
Chardon Mayor Nancy McArthur (Received)
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (Received)
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson (Received)
Clyde Mayor G. Scott Black (Received)
Columbus City Council (Reading/Presentation)
Defiance Mayor Mike McCann (Received)
Dublin Gregory Peterson (Received)
Elmore Mayor Matthew Damshroder
Fairfield County Commissioners
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik (Received)
Franklin County Commissioner John O'Grady (Reading/Presentation)
Grandview Heights Mayor Ray DeGraw
Granville Mayor Melissa Hatfield
Grove City Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage (Received)
Hanover Township Trustees (Received)
Huber Heights Mayor Tom McMasters (Received)
Ironton Mayor Katrina Keith (Received)
Jamestown Mayor Jerrod Pickens
Lakemore Mayor Richard Justice (Received)
Lancaster Mayor Dave Smith (Received)
Lebanon Mayor Amy Brewer
Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer (Received)
Louisville Mayor Patricia Fallot (Received)
Macedonia Mayor Joseph Migliorini (Received)
Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker
Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer (Received)
Mason Mayor Victor Kidd
Maumee Mayor Richard Carr
Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell (Reading/Presentation)
Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church (Received)
Middletown Mayor Larry Mulligan Sr
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis (Received)
New Albany Mayor Sloan Spalding (Received)
New Bern North Carolina Mayor Dana Outlaw (Received)
Norwalk Mayor Rob Ducan (Received)
Norwich Township Trustees (Reading/Presentation)
Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson
Orange Township Trustees
Orrville Mayor Dave Handwrek
Oxford Mayor Kate Rousemaniere
Parma Heights Mayor Michael Bryne
Parma Mayor Timothy DeGeeter (Received)
Pickerington Mayor Lee Gray
Piqua Mayor Katheryn Hinds (Received)
Powell Mayor Brian Lorenz
Riverside Mayor Bill Flaute (Readind/Presentation)
Rossford Mayor Neil MacKinnion
Saint Marys Mayor Patrick McGowan (Received)
Stow Mayor Sara Kline
Sugarcreek Township Trustees
Tuscarawas County Commissioners
Upper Arlington Mayor John Adams (Received)
Urbana Mayor Bill Bean (Received)
Urbancrest Joseph Barnes (Received)
Warren County Commissioners
Washington Township Trustees
West Carrolton Mayor Jeffrey Sanner (Reading/Presentation)
West Salem Mayor Dale Kinnect
Westerville Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi
Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard (Received)
Woodmere Mayor Charles Smith (Received)
Woodvillle Mayor Richard Harman (Received)
Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless
Yorkville Mayor Blair Closser (Received)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month

Whereas, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths; and

Whereas, In Ohio an estimated 5,840 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 deaths will occur; and

Whereas, Men with relatives – father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and

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

Whereas, Prostate cancer is most commonly diagnosed cancer in American Men and the third leading cause of cancer death behind lung and colon cancer; and

Whereas, this year approximately 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 3.3 minutes and roughly 26,730 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

Whereas, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. African-American men are nearly 1.6 times more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men. They are also 2.4 times more likely than white men to die from the disease.: and

Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives, 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.

Urbancrest, Ohio 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Two historical milestones have been reached in 2017 as a result of actions by our passionate community of advocates…

In early March, the House Appropriations Committee introduced the final version of the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $90M for the Department of Defense’s PCRP – that’s a a $10M increase, the first such increase to the program in over a decade!

My husband and I was in Washington DC at this time as we we leaving Capitol Hill after a long day of lobbying. We met with Representatives from Ohio sharing our Journey of prostate cancer with them. And I will be there again on the Hill in 2018 sharing my Journey as a caregiver of prostate cancer.