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.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

As the Wife of a Prostate Cancer Survivor and Advocate for awareness. I need your support!

Mayors, Council Members, Doctors, Nurses, Survivors and Caregivers
I would love to have your support in September as well for National Prostate cancer Awareness month!
I would like a copy of your Proclamation/Resoution for Prostate Cancer Awarness month. My husband and I will be in Washington, DC February 22. We will be on Capitol Hill and I will be sharing the Proclamations
My goal is to obtain copies of every states Proclamations and Reslutions!
Please send copy to;
Linda Hoetger
ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer
Champion & Advocate
please contact me for address
2016 text
Proclaiming the month of September 2016 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Whereas, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men; and
Whereas prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among men; and
Whereas, this year approximately 180,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 2.9 minutes and roughly 26,120 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

Whereas, 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. African American men are at the highest risk for the disease. African American men are 2.4 times more likely to die from the disease: and
Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives and 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.

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