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.

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? 

No comments: