Petey the sign says No Climbing on the Boot!!!
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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
"It was one of the greatest days of my life," Renacci says as the words "Diagnosed Cancer Free: February 6, 2012" flash across the screen. "My doctor pronounced me cancer free. They found my cancer early. And now I get to watch my children grow old.That kind of thing is far more important than politics. That's why I can't believe that Betty Sutton's team is attacking me wrongly on cancer funding. I work every day to make sure anyone who gets cancer can beat it. It's personal."
A Renacci spokesman says the congressman was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2006, and had surgery in early 2007. After years of monitoring to make sure the cancer didn't return, he was declared cancer-free this year.
You have to love Petey's determination to raise awareness for prostate cancer on the Hill. Last week he was in Washington, DC speaking with Senator Portman, Senator Brown (Health LA), Congresswoman Beatty (Health LA) and Representative Renacci. Representative Renacci is a 7 year Survivor and shared his Journey with us.