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, January 31, 2014

Senate Concurrent Resolution 10 Update

Status Report of Legislation

130th General Assembly - Senate Concurrent Resolutions

SCR 10
Primary Sponsor(s): Burke  
Subject:  Prostate cancer antigen-based screening- withdraw recommendation against

Abbreviations used in the Status Report
A - AmendedP - PostponedS - Substitute* - Note 
F - Failed to PassR - RereferredV - Vetoed  

Action by ChamberSenateHouse
Introduced 03/19/13 12/10/13

Committee Assigned Medicaid, Health & Human Services Health and Aging
Committee Report11/20/1301/09/14

Passed 3rd Consideration12/04/1301/29/14
Further Action    
To Conference Committee  

Sent to Governor   
End of 10-day period   
Governor's Action  
Effective Date  


Saturday, January 25, 2014

I am a Survivor!

Petey since you did so well after your surgery. 
Enjoy your Lobster dinner as now you are a SURVIVOR of Prostate Cancer

Chef Petey

Petey graduated Culinary school and is now a Chef!
Wonder what kind of healthy prostate recipes will he create? 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Home

Yesterday Petey went to his new home. It makes me happy that my little creation of Petey can bring so many smiles on so many faces. 

The Mark H. Zangmeister Center
3100 Plaza Properties Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Status Report for Legislature

Status Report of Legislation

130th General Assembly - Senate Concurrent Resolutions

SCR 10
Primary Sponsor(s): Burke  
Subject:  Prostate cancer antigen-based screening- withdraw recommendation against

As of today SCR 10 has PASSED in both the Senate and House, Ray, I and Petey have attend both sessions and testified to keep the PSA as this is all our families have at this time to test for Prostate Cancer!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Turn The LeVeque Tower BLUE in September for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and one of my goals is to have The LeVeque Tower turned BLUE in support of Prostate Cancer Awareness. Every family has been touched by Prostate Cancer either from a Family member, Friend, Co-worker. Sometimes a complete stranger standing in a line somewhere!

1 in 6 Men and 1 in 3 African American Men will receive the devastating news of Prostate Cancer in their life time. Many will lose their battle to early! Over 9,000 Ohio men will be given this horrible diagnosis. My husband at the age of 56 is one of those 9,000! Prostate Cancer is not an Old Man’s disease if it was then there would not be so many men being diagnosed at an early age.
Getting people to talk about Prostate Cancer is Key in winning this battle of this horrible disease. Having The LeVeque Tower showing their support for Prostate Cancer Awareness is so important and getting others to ask a very important question.
Why is The LeVeque Tower BLUE? 

Radiation Oncology

My husband just finished 7 weeks of Radiation Treatments for Prostate Cancer at The Zangmeister Cancer Center. They loved Petey so now they will have their very own!

People ask why the Walnut? 
The prostate is the size of a walnut it is also my way of raising awareness to prostate cancer. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014


For a very SPECIAL Ohio State Mom!

SCR 10 Committe Meeting

Heather Bishoff (@HeatherBishoff) tweeted at 9:46 PM on Wed, Jan 08, 2014:
@PeteyProstate Well done & Congrats on passage of SCR10! My Peteys look on at Ray testifying below #prostatecancer

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Committee Meeting for SCR 10

The Ohio Statehouse

Today we attended the Ohio House of Representative Committee Meeting for SCR 10.
First Petey had to stop at the cafeteria for a French Vanilla Cappuccino. During the Committee Meeting House of Representative Bishoff had two of her Petey's sitting in front of her.
 I love seeing Petey being shared by others and to know how my creativity had made such an impact on others!