Here we have in the far corner is PSA Petey! And in the other corner we have Prostate and Cancer. It is time for Petey to KICK Prostate and Cancer out of the ring!
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Patient Resource Cancer Guides
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
My second part to my challenge to you is by September 2016 your city will also support us in raising awareness too by illuminated your City Hall or Landmark BLUE in September even for one day is a start or even the whole month would show the families of prostate cancer that We are not alone in the fight to raise awareness. Landmarks that are going BLUE in September, A Pond, City Hall, Clock Tower, Historic Site, and a message on a few LED message boards. I hope you would consider my request and have Ohio be the first State to have all cities supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
September 13, 2015 was my first time ever of being in Washington, DC. We attended a ZERO Summit and on the last day we had meetings with Senators and Congress Members on Capitol Hill. Our first meeting was at 8;30am with Senator Brown so my excitement to meet with him to discuss prostate cancer got the better of me. At 8;15am I took a SPILL on Capitol Hill and broke my leg. The Capitol Hill Police wanted to call for the ambulance to take me to the hospital but I said no. I am going to these meetings they are to important for me to miss. So they get a wheelchair for me and off to the first meeting. We attended all three meetings that day and returned to Ohio and that is when I went to the hospital. I am called back and the Doctors asked how it happened. And I said I took a Spill on Capitol Hill. They laughed and said it is not funny but they way you say it.
Since then we have returned to increase awareness for prostate cancer. In 2013 I was disappointed that Ohio did not have any Resolution for September signed by the Governor. So I made it my mission to change that. And last year the first one was signed. But again I did not stop there it was time to get the Mayors also involved with Proclamations. So I started writing to them and shared my personal story and was supported with encouraging emails of support. I started this blog and share the Proclamations/ Resolutions and emails of support. There are times that I get emails from others on how to get it started in their states. This is the link please feel free to share it with others. click here Ohio Prostate Cancer Awareness
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Last night was the Fans 4 The Cure game with the Columbus Clippers. Before the game the team signs the Blue Bat provided by Fans 4 The Cure and given away at the 4th Inning. Volunteers pass out the prostate cancer information, last night I did passing out the information.
Men: I know about Prostate Cancer. I had a test recently.
Me: What was your PSA?
Men: (SUPRISED Look)
Me: My husband is a 6 year Survivor of prostate cancer
Men: my score was________
Then we talked a little more. At the end I Thanked them for getting checked.
Many years ago I was so quiet and shy. But look at me now!
Guys PLEASE be pro active and request a PSA test soon!
Monday, June 8, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Checkout the map I created with ZeeMaps: http://j.mp/1FW8FIy