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.

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.