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!
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, 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