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.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The City of Whitehall

Thank you Mayor Kim Maggard! For the Proclamation in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness in the City of Whitehall, Ohio! Also Thank you to my Mom Rose Dickey for your help raising awareness to prostate cancer.
1 Resolution from the Governor and 1 Mayor Proclamation that I have worked on getting this year!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Petey's 10TV Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike card

We just started the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike September 21, 2014 so we only have two done so far. But we can go on the hikes by ourselves we just need to have one of the Rangers sign off on the card. 
The ones we need to complete the Healthy Hikes are

Upcoming Healthy Hies are

October 5, 1pm
Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus

On this one is Ray's 5 year Cancerversary! 
October 12, 1pm
Battelle Darby Metro Park 
1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

October 19, 1pm
Chestnut Ridge Metro Park
8445 Winchester Road NW, Carroll

October 26, 1pm
Highbanks Metro Park
9466 US 23 N, Lewis Center

10TV Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike

Yesterday was our 31st Anniversary and also the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike at Blendon Woods Metro Park. As we were walking people seen me taking pictures with Petey and would stop and ask why? Some knew what Petey stood for and then they would talk about their Journey's with prostate cancer.  It is so nice to hear men and families not being so afraid to talk about prostate cancer. 
http://www.metroparks.net/parksblendonwoods.aspx

Friday, September 26, 2014

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Columbus


Lace up your sneakers and join the Central Ohio Urology Group in the fourth ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Columbus. This family friendly event features tech shirts, tasty treats and refreshments. It will be held at Creekside Plaza 115 Mill Street, Gahanna on Saturday October 11, 2014 at 9:00 am! It is a 5K Run/Walk and also a Superhero Kids Dash for Dad 1 mile Walk for prostate cancer. There will also be a Silent Auction which some of the items to be auctioned off so far are

1. Ahtyba Rubin Cleveland Browns #71 autographed football
2. Carlos Santana from the Cleveland Indians autographed 8x10
3. Great Harvest Gift Basket 
4. Trader Joe's Gift Bag
5. Yankee Candle Apple Pumpkin 22 oz
6. Yankee Candle Silver Birch 22 oz 

First Watch has graciously donated Kids Meal cards for all the Superhero Kids Dash for Dad participants!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Petey's new job!!

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

Petey was delivered to his new owner and he is loved! It is so nice to hear that Petey brings so much joy to others.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

I contacted Governor Kasich's office last year as Ohio did not have anything for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I got the text that they needed to do one. So this year I am happy to say that I was able to get this accomplished and glad to see it listed with all the other Resolutions!

It can be found here...
http://www.governor.ohio.gov/MediaRoom/Resolutions.aspx

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike Three Creeks Metro Park

Today Petey did his first Commit To Be Fit Healthy Hike at Three Creeks Metro Park.
This is where all 3 creeks meet.
Petey looking out at the scenery! Just wait until the leaves statt changing colors.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Senate 2813 National Prostate Cancer Council

Time for you to write, call or personally visit your Senators. Ask them to co-sponsor Senate 2813 - A bill to establish the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Last year I asked the Governor's office if Ohio had a Resolution for Prostate Cancer Awareness month.  Answer No but if you get the text we need it can be done. So with fire under my feet I go the needed text. So I am excited to see this what I got accomplished and signed for Ohio!

The first one signed September 2014!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Meet Petey's pony!

Petey got a pony for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! 
He has not named her yet.

Packed and ready for DC!

Petey is packed and ready for his road trip to Washington,DC for a few days. Mom has a Leadership Conference on Monday and meetings with Legislative Assistants at Senator Brown, Senator Portman and with Congresswoman Beatty on September 16th.

ZERO Prostate Cancer - Our Superheroes are Courageous

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Kids Superhero Dash for Dad
October 11, 2014      9:00 am
Creekside Plaza
115 Mill Street Gahanna, OH 43230
An exciting new addition to our run/walk is the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. Kids ages 9 and under are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero on race day to remind their heroes – Dad, Grandpa and other male role models – to take charge of their health! The kids will participate in a short dash on race day and receive superhero capes.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lobster dinner

Petey is enjoying his lobster dinner for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. He has already had his PSA! How about you guys?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Leadership Conference

Soon Petey will be off to Washington D.C. I have a Leadership Conference on Monday September 14th. And Petey will be spreading the word about Prostate Cancer like he always does.

Loves the support

Petey loves the support he gets from Representative Bishoff!