Yesterday at the Circle of Hope Cancer Support picnic. Our Prostate Cancer Support group was invited to attend. I took the Proclamations from the Governor and Mayor of Columbus to share with them. The Center one is for Movember. Ohio did not have one but with persistence of emailing the Governor's office and getting the proper wording...Ohio now has one for Movember!
Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 27,000 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2017.
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, more than 400 Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.