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 at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 6 men. African American men are 2.3 times more likely 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.


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!!