Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

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, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

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

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