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.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Farmer Petey

Worlds largest pumpkin grown by Farmer Petey!
His punpkin tips the scales at
2010

Brick Layer Petey

Petey loves to try new jobs! 

This one is for a friend of my moms who father has prostate cancer.  The son does construction and also lays bricks,  He gave me the brick that Petey is on so it was only fitting to also put Petey on the brick.

Petey the Prostate Crusader

Petey and his friend has decided to take on the world to spread the word about
 Prostate Cancer! 

His jeep might be green now but over the winter, he has plans on getting it painted blue.  

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dash For Dads 5K Run/Walk




Ray did his 1st Dash for Dads 5K on Sunday August 29th! He walked it in under an hour. And Petey was there also he did not walk the whole race with him but he did get to go over the fnish line!

Great job Ray and Petey!

Some of the pictures are on their sides I still need to fix them.  But I thought that I would share them with you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Petey the Prostate Crusader

Tomorrow is a Communty Healthfeast in Lancaster, Ohio at the Fairfield Christian Church. Our support group that we attend is having a table and you guessed it! Petey the Prostate Crusader will be there so if you have not gotten yours yet come to the Community Healthfest and get your Petey for your desk or to give as a gift! There will aslo be Blue Chocolate Ribbon suckers for Prostate Cancer Awareness!
Did you know that September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Petey loved by all!

Earlier this month we went to Wright-Patterson AFB to see Dr. Arzola the doctor that diagnosed Ray's Prostate cancer. He told us his kids are always asking for his Petey that we gave him. He keeps telling them no and he is still sitting on his desk! It is amazing how a little walnut is such a big hit!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

One year ago.....

It has been a year now since we found out that Ray has Prostate Cancer! It has been a year of ups and downs, but as you can see Petey is keeping me sane! I was in the kitchen earlier and thinking about an idea for Petey on his tractor. Ans lo and behold and idea was born! I am going to keep you in suspense until I get it done!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Petey's at the beach!

Even Petey needs a day to relax at the beach! The blue boat is made from blue chocolate. I need to figure out a way to wrap it better, not a good idea to use shrink wrap. The heat from the hair dryer will melt the chocolate. If you have any ideas let me know!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

There here! There here!

This is the sample run of Petey the Prostate Crusader!
A year ago I had never payed attention to Prostate Cancer until June 19, 2009! That is the day we found out that Ray has it. Allot of women are afraid to talk about it because it is so personal. But as you can see I am not a silent partner to my husband! This week we will have two dates that are important to us, the 19th for the 1st year with cancer and then on the 20th as that is the anniversary of our 1st date 27 years ago.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Petey the Prostate Crusader polos

Hopefully tomorrow our Petey the Prostate Crusader shirts that we are having stitched! I can honestly say I have been impatient to seem my idea come alive! Picture coming soon!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Petey's grass skirt

video

Know Your Score Cake

June 6, 2010 was National Cancer Survivors Day!
I made this cake for the picnic that was for the survivors, but it did not get cut. So Ray took it to the VA Clinic yesterday and gave it to the Urology Department.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Why the Walnut?

The walnut was chosen because of the similar size of the Prostate Gland! The Prostate is housed inside a protective sheath of tough fibrous tissue. The Romans named the tree which bears walnuts, Juglans regina- Regal nut of Jupiter or Nut of the Gods. According to Roman folklore, the gods feasted on walnuts while their lowly subjects subsisted on lesser nuts such as acorns, beechnuts, and chestnuts. Walnuts were thrown to Roman wedding guests by the groom to bring good health, ward off disease and increase fertility. Young boys eagerly scrambled for the tossed walnuts, as the groom's gesture indicates his passage into manhood. http://www.yananow.net/troopc.htm#index

Friday, May 21, 2010

Us Too Chapter News

See Petey on page 24! http://ustoo.org/PDFs/NewletterAprilMay2010.pdf

National Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer Survivor Anyone living with a history of cancer- from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life - is a "cancer survivor," as defined by the National Cancer Survivors Foundation. The 23rd annual celebration will take place June 6th 2010. To find an even t in your area contact National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Inc. http://www.ncsd.org/

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Petey collection

These are the newest collection of Petey's. Putting hats on them gives them even more personality since Prostate Cancer does not discriminate!
I still have Petey's without hats also!
An egg carton makes a great storage container for shipping or carrying! You can get your very own for a $2.00 donation for each Petey.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Petey's in beach chairs

I am working on another project with these Petey's! Check back soon to see where they are relaxing.......

Monday, May 10, 2010

Petey goes to The White House!

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! So Petey the Prostate Crusader wants to make a plea to The White House! If they can turn the lights pink for breast cancer. Why not change them BLUE for Prostate Cancer!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Facebook Too!!!

I have my own facebook group too!
I thought that if you have one of my brothers. When you go on vacation take him with you and let us see where you go.
Let the world know about Prostate Cancer!
Did you know 1 in 6 men have prostate cancer?

Rocky

Hi!
My name is Rocky, I am the creator of the PSA song! I added new works to the song Yesterday by the Beatles.

Bill

Hi!
My name is Bill I am the group leader for the Lancaster, Ohio Chapter of the Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network.
Now let's talk about your PSA!

Walnuts

Did you know that the prostate is the size of a walnut?
Wow! I did not know that either, so know you know also. How could such a small little gland cause so much trouble!
I in my creative mind was thinking how can I make this into something more. And so I started thinking how can I give them some personality? And so I added some eyes, blue feet and hands of course prostate cancer color and some arms that can be bent and so Prostate Crusader was born!
I have been making them and asking for a $2.00 donation. $1.00 will got to Us TOO International and $1.00 will be put back into the making of more Petey the Prostate Crusader's.
I gave one to the doctor that diagnosed Ray with prostate cancer and he thought that he was the cutest thing and said he will keep him on his desk! My hope is that having a Petey on the desks everywhere people might just get up enough courage to ask WHY?

Us TOO Support Group in Lancaster, Ohio

And now the search was on for a support group to help with some of the questions we had. We looked everywhere in the Columbus area for a support group for us to attend. We would find a group in our area that either did not allow the ladies to attend or was no longer meeting. But then I said there had to be a group somewhere, I can not be the only wife e out there also dealing with prostate cancer with my husband. So Internet watch out I am on a mission! On August 10, 2009 we attended our first Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network in Lancaster, Ohio and is sponsored by Us TOO international. The meetings are from 7-9pm 2nd Monday of the month. The ladies are WELCOMED with open arms this disease is not only affecting the men. The group splits up after a break and the ladies go into another room while the men are able to talk more openly and the ladies can also talk about their feelings! On our first night at the meeting I was a basket case and the only thing I could do was cry! But the comfort that I got from the wives that night was so heart felt because they knew what I was going through! They had already been there. As the months have progressed we are not the newbies now and new members are coming to the group. I now am one of the wives that can understand what they are feeling. But I as a wive and a mother of 4 sons can not sit back and watch another family suffer in silence from prostate cancer! Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network Fairfield Christian Church 196 N. Columbus Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Meets 2nd Monday 7-9pm

Petey the Prostate Crusader

Ok! So here is how it all started. June 19, 2009 we got the devastating news that my husband has PROSTATE CANCER!!!! Not something that either one of us was prepared for. Lots of tests that day, how do we tell our sons that their dad has prostate cancer. We were at the stage of what do we do now? Tests, tears, more tests, more tears, consultations, more tests, tears. The tests were in he has a form of aggressive prostate cancer. Lots of questions with very little answers to why he got prostate cancer. All the tests were done and the results were in ans surgery was the best treatment plan! So on October 12, 2009 he went in for surgery. He chose the diVinci Robotic surgery, less evasive and less recovery time. Since the surgery he has had 2 Prostate-Specific Antigen PSA Tests and they have came back less that 0.05 which means his prostate cancer is in REMISSION!!!!