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.


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.