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.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Prostate Cancer Awareness in Ohio

153 Cities, Villages and Townships are supporting my efforts to increase Prostate Cancer Awareness in Ohio! I have a blog as well with the Proclamations and Resolution that I have received so far.  A few Cities and Villages are lighting something Blue in September. Marysville is lighting a pond in Aldersgate Park for the first time. My goal is to turn ALL of Ohio Blue in September. On June 19th will mark our 6th year of dealing with Prostate Cancer it has been a hard Journey but we are Survivors.

Checkout the map I created with ZeeMaps:

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