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.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Who is NOT afraid to answer.....
What is your PSA?
PSA = Prostate Specific Antigen

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Share your thoughts!

Please share with your friends and family! We need to make sure that the budget for Prostate cancer is NOT ELIMINATED!  I will be sending a letter and also will be on Capitol Hill next month sharing my concerns about this.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Count down to Spring!

Petey is excited that he can start counting down to Spring!
Both of us are ready for the Hit Tub nights!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Proclamation for every city in Ohio

I need your help getting Ohio to be the first state to have a Proclamation in every city. I am trying to contact every Mayor in Ohio many I have tried with Email, E-Gov or by Facebook. I have a list that I keep with the date of contact but so far many of them have not responded.
I was thinking of adding all the cities that I have contacted on my blog and have them listed as awaiting response.Hoping that this might generate support.
Also there is a contact form on there that they can send me an email to add their city. ‪#‎Ohio‬ ‪#‎Mayors‬ ‪#‎Proclamations‬ ‪#‎Prostate‬ ‪#‎ProstateCancer‬

Monday, February 9, 2015

Petey goes to Washington, DC

Next month Petey will be in Washington, DC and will be on Capitol Hill on the 18th of March raising awareness for Prostate Cancer.

Last year Governor Kasich signed the first Resolution for Ohio that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. It pays to be persistent! After I got the Resolution written I did not stop there. It was time to get the Mayor's of Ohio involved as well. So I started writing to the Mayor's as well to see about a Proclamation for the cities in September also.

Currently 59 cities have committed to either writing one now or have one prepared by September. I am so Thankful to the Mayor's for helping raise awareness in Ohio and also sharing their stories with me. It is my hope that one day all the cities in Ohio will have a Proclamation in Place for Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

THANK YOU! The map has all the cities list who are participating so far.

On our way

Before we got to the Ohio Statehouse Petey seen this big head! Take a picture Mom! Take a pictire!

The National Champions!

Yesterday at the Ohio Statehouse the National Championship Trophy was on display for everyone to see and take pictures. Petey wanted his picture taken with it as well.

Oh what I won't do for Petey! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

My Blog

It is so amazing to see how many cities in Ohio are support my efforts to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer. When I started Ohio did not have a Resolution from Governor Kasich. But with my persistence one was written September 1, 2014. I did not stop there why not get the cities involved with writing a Mayor's Proclamation. So I wrote a letter from my heart on why Prostate Cancer Awareness is so important to me shared my story and asked if they would support me with a Proclamation.

The overwhelming support keeps pouring in and others are sharing their story as well. My hopes is that all the cities in Ohio will have a Proclamation for Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September. I have a map of all the cities that have made a commitment and it is listed here. If you do not see your city ask them to contact me on my blog. I would love to add them!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Petey's helping Mom!

I am helping Mom raise awareness for Prostate Cancer as well. I was created one day to help bring into light that the prostate is the size of a walnut. Now I travel with here where ever she goes. We have participated in a few Commit to Be Fit Walks and she will take pictures of my on the trails and share them on my blog. I want to let families know that even with prostate cancer you can still enjoy life.  
I have many followers all over the world.

As you see Mom is now asking a huge favor from the Mayor's of Ohio for a Proclamation from your city to also raise awareness in September for Prostate Cancer Awareness month.  Many of you have made a commitment but we still have hundreds of cities in Ohio that we need to reach and get their support. On our blog we have a map of all the cities who are participating and if you do not see your city please contact us. We would love to have a Proclamation from your city as well as to have it show cased on our blog for all to see! 

We attend a Prostate Cancer Summit in Washington, DC yearly and on the last day Mom attends meetings on Capitol Hill and talks with the Senators and Congresswoman about research and funding for prostate cancer.  

Can you please help my Mom in asking other cities to help support us!

Thank you very much
This has been a public service announcement from 
Petey the Prostate Crusader