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.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Petey went out too night and was chillin with a beer at Applebee's!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fans 4 the Cure

Last year we attend our first Fans 4 the Cure event at Huntington Park at the Columbus Clippers game on July 11, 2013! 

These young men are registering for a BLUE Bat signed by the Columbus Clippers to be given away later in the game

Lou Seal the Columbus Clippers Mascot and Petey our Mascot for Prostate Cancer

Remember the young men from earlier registering for the bat?
Look who wonhttp://fans4thecure.org/baseball-road-trip-photo-gallery?page=2
Find out more about Fans 4 the Cure!

Petey's Awareness Pins

Petey's pin collection is growing! 
Thank you dave and Kathie!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Petey's Pins

Petey started collecting Prostate Cancer Awareness pins!

What if?

People has asked me what if someone makes walnuts like Petey and says that it was their creation. And that I can not longer make Petey.
I will never stop making Petey The Prostate Crusader aka Petey. They can take me to court and we will fight it out!
I created Petey in 2009 while sitting in a support group meeting a plain walnut was being passed around as the walnut is the size of a prostate. Well it had gotten t me and I started thinking add some eyes, hands and feet and so the next day I did just that. I have the original Petey that I made and since 2009 he has change in generation looks but he is still mine. If you have never had to deal with prostate issues you will not understand Why The Walnut! But those who have understand All To Well.
Petey has his own blog with a little help from Mom of course and posts his adventures and other important event in our lives. His blog ishttp://peteytheprostatecrusader.blogspot.com

Prostate Cancer Anonymous vs Awareness

Hi my name is Linda and I became a Prostate Cancer Caregiver 
June 19, 2009

I joined the club Prostate Cancer Anonymous but I myself don't want to stay Anonymous. It is time to change that Awareness! Usually women fight for breast cancer awareness but for me I fight for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Walk in my shoes and you will understand!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Guess what day is it!

Today I sent a Tweet to Mayor Coleman. And he sent out a Retweet! It is so cool that Petey can get the Mayor to RT.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Walk Of fame

Petey is so Happy he now has a STAR on the Walk Of Fame!
He has traveled to Washington, DC to talk on Capitol Hill. Attended and gave Testimony for Senate Concurrent Resolution 10. He even seen some of his family that are with Representative Bishoff, her Petey's she has an Army and Patriotic Petey. She is a Veteran!
Petey has been on WSYX, WBNS and FOX News channels. He has a Twitter account and has even been Retweeted by the Mayor of Columbus, Ohio!

Becoming a STAR!

If you live in Columbus, Ohio!
Did you see Petey on 10tv This Morning?