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.
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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.
Friday, February 6, 2015
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!