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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blue in September

The Village of Woodville, Ohio is lighting a Fontaine and Flag Pole BLUE in September! I can not wait to see it and take pictures.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Proclamations and Resolutions

I will do what ever it takes to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer! This is another blog that I have started with the Proclamations and Resolutions from the Cities, Villages and Townships in Ohio. Many of the have either sent theirs or made a commitment for September. Currently I have 161! My goal is 250 by September 2015, I am not sure if I will reach this goal this time, I'm not going to give up until every Mayor and Council Member has signed a Proclamation or Resolution.

Please support my efforts in raising awareness!
Ohio Supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Petey's Sandbox

When you know you have to much time on your hands! Petey wanted to go the the Beach but we could not go. So Mom did the next best thing. Make him his own sandbox!!

The sand is the Kinetic sand and you can mold it over and over and it won't dry out.

American Cancer Society Dinner 2015

The American Cancer Society hosts a Survivors dinner. The Survivors can bring one guest. When we attend there are always two guests. Petey and his Mom!

Where ever we go!

You never know where we will start talking about Prostate Cancer. Like last night we were at Hobby Lobby and we met this Couple. The wife had Blue in her hair for the 4th. Ray seen it and started talking about Prostate cancer we talked for a little bit. Of course Petey made an appetence and had to share why the walnut.

Petey is always with me so you never know where or when he will make an appearance.