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, December 25, 2015

Thank you

As 2015 is coming to an end I want to say Thank you again for your support in raising awareness to Prostate Cancer in your City, Village and Township through out Ohio. And to encourage you to keep supporting my mission in raising awareness for this horrible disease. My hope is that all of Ohio will be supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness one day.

Click on the link below.
Ohio supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Petey lives in Louisville!

Petey made it to Louisville, Kentucky! Thank you so much, my wife said he is very cute. I think I might take him with me and post photos for all to see.
Thanks again for your great efforts in getting me a Petey.

Petey will be sharing pictures on his blog also.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Men's Health

Thank you for participating in the photo yesterday at the Inn at Penn. We will use the pic as part of our men's health awareness messaging this month.  If there is anything you'd like us to include in our posts specific to your efforts, please let me know. Keep up the good work. Brian

Prostate Cancer Evidence Acadrmy

Happy Birthday Trevor

Petey wants to wish Trevor a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

As Trevor turns 11 years old today he is fighting his second battle with a rare for of prostate cancer in young men. We met Trevor in 2014 when he was going through Chemo. We were at a ZERO Summit in Washington DC even going through Chemo he touched so many lives. I am so proud to call this young man my friend!

Friday, November 13, 2015

University of Pennsylvania

Petey and #BlueSockMonkeyDuck are here at the Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy.

Off to University of Pennsylvania

Petey and #BlueSockMonkeyDuck are off to University of Pennsylvania! Today is the Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NO you're NOT!!!

Guys you are NOT to young! Prostate cancer can strike at ANY AGE!! Our Superhero and friend Trevor on his last treatment for prostate cancer. He was diagnosed at 9 years old with an rare form of prostate cancer. For over a year his cancer way gone. On Saturday Trevor will turn 11 a few days ago they received more heartbreaking news. His prostate cancer has returned!

Petey's friend Trevor loves Sock Monkeys. Yesterday before our trip to Pennsylvania we found this little guy outside our car. We picked him up and now he is on our trip with us. He and Petey are taking pictures for Trevor and soon #BlueSockMonkeyDuck with finish his Journey to Oklahoma to live with Trevor! 
Trevor on his last day of Chemo!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


#BlueSockMonkeyDuck  is taking a long Road Trip cross Country! Where is he going to end up?

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Grow & Give

Petey is participating in ZERO Grow and Give 2015. Help Petey reach his goal. Or start your own!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Movember 2015

Happy Halloween

Even in his costume Petey is raising awareness for Prostate Cancer! 
Having a PSA might be scary but learning that you have Prostate Cancer is even scarier! A simple PSA could save your life! 

Friday, October 16, 2015


Congresswoman Beatty speech to Congress on our 32nd Wedding Anniversary.

Sidney Daily News


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Congresswoman Beatty

On September 28th Congresswoman Beatty spoke about on our 32nd Wedding Anniversary for what we are doing to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer in Ohio. Thank you Congresswoman Beatty for your support as well!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Watching Johan!!!

Check out @JohanCSchwartz's Tweet: https://twitter.com/JohanCSchwartz/status/642447267253776385?s=09

Friday, September 4, 2015

Insight Mission to Mars

December 2014 Petey's name flew on the Orion Test Flight on a micro chip. And now his name will fly on the Insight Mission to Mars.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ZERO Run/Walk

Today was the 4th annual ZERO Run/Walk in Middleburg, Heights.

Grandpa's Cheese Barn

Today after the ZERO Run/Walk in Middleburg Heights on our way home. Petey seen a sign for Grandpa's Cheese Barn so he wanted to stop. So as a good mom we stopped. We sampled some cheeses lots of great cheeses and one of our favorites is a Dill cheese. Tasted like dill pickles too!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bookstores and Libraries

Petey has a new mission! There are so many Bookstores and Libraries in Ohio. On the two occasions we only found a few books on the shelves for Prostate Cancer. 
Petey's recent trip to the Book Loft in Greman Village.
He was so sad to see only 4 titles on Prostate Cancer.
Pickerington Library

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Raising Awareness for Prostate Cancer

It has been 6 years since my husband was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Prostate Cancer. After the initial shock and horror was getting under control. I had a decision of my own to make. That was to sit back and do nothing or to take control of the situation that was dealt to me as a wife. The decision was easy! I chose to do something about it. Along with creating Petey and doing a blog for him and raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.

It has been almost a year that I have been contacting Cities, Villages and Townships in Ohio asking for a Proclamation or Resolution for Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September. Prostate Cancer Awareness moth is not only a state awareness campaign it is also recognized by the President of the United States. For the past couple of years I have the signed (well stamped) Proclamation from President Barrack Obama. One day our families will also be represented with The White House turning BLUE in September. If it can be turned pink in October I don't understand why we can not have it done for our Husbands, Sons, Fathers, Uncles etc. I wish that someone from the White House would call and say YES WE WILL LIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE BLUE IN SEPTEMBER!!! Honest this time when I get a call from The White House I will not put you on Hold.  Like I did when I was volunteering at the Elementary School that my son attended at the time.
Ohio Supporting Prostate Cancer

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A very Special gift!

Guess who owns the hat from the Winners Circle from Saturday August 15, 2015!
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Monday, August 17, 2015

Johan Schwartz Racing

Over the weekend Johan Schwartz was at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the World Challenge. He won all 3 races!
Thank you Johan Schwartz Racing for an Exciting Saturday.


Thursday, August 6, 2015


Step 2: Creativity: There are all kinds of things happening in the prostate cancer community that are far more creative than just turning things blue.
Fun is an essential quality of creativity. Pints for Prostates, whose motto is “reaching men through the universal language of beer,” is a perfect boomer vehicle. It’s founded on the idea of having fun in a social setting rather than listening to medical lectures about men’s genitourinary issues. Even while it’s not discussed directly over beer, there’s no question that the core message gets through.
Up in Canada just before Father’s Day, it’s “wear plaid for dad” when lots well-dressed men and women suddenly appear in public and all over Facebook wearing plaid shirts, skirts, ties, and even some plaid kilts. Again, it’s creative visibility without having to talk directly about about cancer–or even wearing blue.
Then there are very sweet and creative inspirations like Linda Hoetger’s “Petey the Prostate Crusader,” a walnut-based figure (to remind us that a prostate is about the size of a walnut), who appears up above and in different guises all over the Internet, and wherever Linda happens to be. Linda and Petey are a visible testament that prostate cancer—more than any other—is a couple’s disease. Linda is an inspiring example of how one person can take something small, but highly creative, and build so much momentum that last year she persuaded the Ohio state legislature to formally proclaim September as prostate cancer awareness month—something it had never done before. In 2015, her goal is to get every mayor of every town in Ohio to proclaim September as prostate cancer awareness month—and with 156 proclamations so far, she’s well on her way.http://navigatingpca.com/2015/06/25/increasing-awareness-without-having-to-talk-about-it-part-i/

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue in September

The Village of Woodville, Ohio is lighting a Fontaine and Flag Pole BLUE in September! I can not wait to see it and take pictures.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Proclamations and Resolutions

I will do what ever it takes to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer! This is another blog that I have started with the Proclamations and Resolutions from the Cities, Villages and Townships in Ohio. Many of the have either sent theirs or made a commitment for September. Currently I have 161! My goal is 250 by September 2015, I am not sure if I will reach this goal this time, I'm not going to give up until every Mayor and Council Member has signed a Proclamation or Resolution.

Please support my efforts in raising awareness!
Ohio Supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness