Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

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, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ZERO Run/Walk

Today was the 4th annual ZERO Run/Walk in Middleburg, Heights.

Grandpa's Cheese Barn

Today after the ZERO Run/Walk in Middleburg Heights on our way home. Petey seen a sign for Grandpa's Cheese Barn so he wanted to stop. So as a good mom we stopped. We sampled some cheeses lots of great cheeses and one of our favorites is a Dill cheese. Tasted like dill pickles too!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bookstores and Libraries

Petey has a new mission! There are so many Bookstores and Libraries in Ohio. On the two occasions we only found a few books on the shelves for Prostate Cancer. 
Petey's recent trip to the Book Loft in Greman Village.
He was so sad to see only 4 titles on Prostate Cancer.
Pickerington Library

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Raising Awareness for Prostate Cancer

It has been 6 years since my husband was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Prostate Cancer. After the initial shock and horror was getting under control. I had a decision of my own to make. That was to sit back and do nothing or to take control of the situation that was dealt to me as a wife. The decision was easy! I chose to do something about it. Along with creating Petey and doing a blog for him and raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.

It has been almost a year that I have been contacting Cities, Villages and Townships in Ohio asking for a Proclamation or Resolution for Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September. Prostate Cancer Awareness moth is not only a state awareness campaign it is also recognized by the President of the United States. For the past couple of years I have the signed (well stamped) Proclamation from President Barrack Obama. One day our families will also be represented with The White House turning BLUE in September. If it can be turned pink in October I don't understand why we can not have it done for our Husbands, Sons, Fathers, Uncles etc. I wish that someone from the White House would call and say YES WE WILL LIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE BLUE IN SEPTEMBER!!! Honest this time when I get a call from The White House I will not put you on Hold.  Like I did when I was volunteering at the Elementary School that my son attended at the time.
Ohio Supporting Prostate Cancer

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A very Special gift!

Guess who owns the hat from the Winners Circle from Saturday August 15, 2015!
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Monday, August 17, 2015

Johan Schwartz Racing

Over the weekend Johan Schwartz was at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the World Challenge. He won all 3 races!
Thank you Johan Schwartz Racing for an Exciting Saturday.


Thursday, August 6, 2015


Step 2: Creativity: There are all kinds of things happening in the prostate cancer community that are far more creative than just turning things blue.
Fun is an essential quality of creativity. Pints for Prostates, whose motto is “reaching men through the universal language of beer,” is a perfect boomer vehicle. It’s founded on the idea of having fun in a social setting rather than listening to medical lectures about men’s genitourinary issues. Even while it’s not discussed directly over beer, there’s no question that the core message gets through.
Up in Canada just before Father’s Day, it’s “wear plaid for dad” when lots well-dressed men and women suddenly appear in public and all over Facebook wearing plaid shirts, skirts, ties, and even some plaid kilts. Again, it’s creative visibility without having to talk directly about about cancer–or even wearing blue.
Then there are very sweet and creative inspirations like Linda Hoetger’s “Petey the Prostate Crusader,” a walnut-based figure (to remind us that a prostate is about the size of a walnut), who appears up above and in different guises all over the Internet, and wherever Linda happens to be. Linda and Petey are a visible testament that prostate cancer—more than any other—is a couple’s disease. Linda is an inspiring example of how one person can take something small, but highly creative, and build so much momentum that last year she persuaded the Ohio state legislature to formally proclaim September as prostate cancer awareness month—something it had never done before. In 2015, her goal is to get every mayor of every town in Ohio to proclaim September as prostate cancer awareness month—and with 156 proclamations so far, she’s well on her way.http://navigatingpca.com/2015/06/25/increasing-awareness-without-having-to-talk-about-it-part-i/