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, April 21, 2015

New Cards

Petey is always going with me raising awareness for prostate cancer. He ran out of  cards that have his blog site, and so he wanted me to make him some more. He seems to be happy with these. 
What do you think?

A new home

Petey now lives in Alexandria, Virginia!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Patient Resource

Hi Linda,

We received the “Petey visits Patient Resource” you created and we love it. Thank you so much for sending him to visit with us and for agreeing to share your and your husband’s story with our readers. I think the creation of Petey is a wonderful new step in the need to create awareness around prostate cancer. We wish you the best as you advocate for this important cause. We will be featuring Petey in Cancer Guide as well as through our enewsletter and twitter/Facebook accounts. Our CEO now has one of the Petey figures in his office on display.

Best, Debby

Debby Easum
Senior Vice President

Patient Resource LLC
8455 Lenexa Dr.
Overland Park, KS 66214

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Canal Winchester, Ohio Petey and I live here!

Linda,
As mayor of the City of Canal Winchester I will be reading a proclamation at our first council meeting in September, on Tuesday September 8th.
Thanks,
Michael Ebert






Mayor
City of Canal Winchester
36 S. High St.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kansas Petey

Oh Linda…..Petey has arrived in all of his glory and has made this Monday exceptionally better than any other I can remember! You have no idea how impressed the entire office is with Petey and his people – thank you so very much for making that happen! He is even better in 3D – you do great work!!!

My Mission for Prostate Cancer Awareness

When I started this in September of 2014 it was amazing  of the emails that I received. Many of them with I did not know that Prostate Cancer had a month, and Thank you for your efforts to raise awareness. But 108 cities and villages later they are also supporting my efforts to raise awareness.

Please feel free to use the Whereas on my blog and contact your city or village and ask your Mayor to write a Proclamation for Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September.

Ohio Mayors Proclamations

April showers

Friday, April 3, 2015

Travels to Kansas

Petey is living in Kansas as soon as Monday! He might be featured in the Patient Resource publication in the Summer. Ray and I are having our stories told about our Journey with Prostate Cancer. And with Petey being a big part of my life now they are wanting to include Petey in the article. It will be so exciting if he is also featured also. I can't wait!