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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Senator Portman

Thank you Senator Portman  for listening to our Journey's of prostate cancer on Capitol Hill.

Dayton, Ohio 2016

Thank you Mayor Nan Whaley and the City of Dayton for your support in raising awareness for prostate cancer!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Deer Park, Ohio 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.

Janet Lichtensteiger-Kelly
City Office
City of Deer Park, Ohio

Powell, Ohio 2016

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 Clerk
City of Powell

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Parma, Ohio 2016

Grandview Height, Ohio 2016

Mayor DeGraw will be supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September.
Thank you!

Olmsted Falls, Ohio 2016

Fairfield, Ohio 2016

Mrs. Hoetger,

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.


Alisha Wilson
Clerk of Council
City of Fairfield

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clevelad, Ohio 2016

Cleveland, Ohio will be supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September! THank you Mayor Frank Jackson and the City of Cleveland!

Cincinnati, Ohio 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.

Thank you,

Jessica Baker
Constituent Affairs Liaison
Office of Mayor John Cranley

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pints for Prostates!

Petey attended the Pints for Prostates at Gordon Beirsch in 2014. Beer is the Universal language in Men. We need more events like this so members will start talking more!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Senator Portman

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

Special friends

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.