Thank you Senator Portman for listening to our Journey's of prostate cancer on Capitol Hill.
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.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
We (Mayor Donnellon) can certainly provide a proclamation for you again this year. I will mark my calendar for it for later this summer; but feel free to follow up as September approaches.
Thank you and God Bless.
City of Deer Park, Ohio
Dear Ms. Hoetger:
The City of Powell would be pleased to issue a proclamation to make September Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Council meets that month on Tuesday, September 6th or September 20th. Do you have a preference?
Karen J. Mitchell
City of Powell
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Mayor Miller is happy to issue this proclamation. I gathered from your email that it should be proclaim the month of September for Prostate Cancer Awareness, however, do you want to receive it now or closer to September? Please let me know and I will either get it done or make a note for later this summer.
Clerk of Council
City of Fairfield
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio 2016
Dear Ms. Hoetger:
Thank you for contacting Mayor John Cranley’s office. My name is Jessica and I assist Mayor Cranley with proclamation requests. Mayor Cranley would be happy to issue this proclamation. Our office will begin processing the proclamation today. I will reach out to you and let you know when we mail the hardcopy to the address you provided.
Our office sends our best wishes and support to you and your husband.
Constituent Affairs Liaison
Office of Mayor John Cranley
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
While on Capitol Hill we met with Senator Portman. Ray and I shared our Journey with him and the meaning of Petey. Senator Portman shared his experience with this horrible disease.
We also ask Senators and Congress to continue funding for prostate cancer and research.
Monday, April 4, 2016
It is an Honor to have met both Jimmy Charles and Johan Schwartz. Thank you both for your voices to help raise awareness for prostate cancer as well. Jimmy wrote a song for prostate cancer called Superman. If you have not heard it you need to listen to it. Last year Johan invited Ray and I out to the track where he was racing. It was my first race and it was exciting. I hope to return this year at Mid-Ohio Raceway! Thank you Guys for raising awareness for prostate cancer as well! We need all the voices we can get.