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, February 6, 2015

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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!


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