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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thank you

We want to say Thank you  for your service and the sacrifice that you made!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Mayors and Council Members supporting prostate cancer

Thank you to all the Mayors and Council Members who have supported my efforts in raising awareness for Prostate Cancer. And would be honored to have your continued support in this epic movement. My hope is that one day Ohio will be the first state to have a Proclamation or Resolution for September!

Mayors and Council Members supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Xenia, Ohio 2016

Hi Ms Hoetger,

We will do a proclamation. Just go to our website at: http://www.ci.xenia.oh.us/184/Proclamations

That is the correct form for doing proclamations which goes directly to our city clerk who will prepare it.

Thank you. 
M. Bayless 
Mayor Marsha J. Bayless
City of Xenia, Ohio
101 N. Detroit St. 
Xenia, OH. 45385

Zero Advocates Land a $90 Million Victory in the Fight to End Prostate Cancer

A Decade in the Making: Zero Advocates Land a $90 Million Victory in the Fight to End Prostate Cancer
Washington, DC – Congress is paving the way for a historic leap forward in prostate cancer research as appropriators recommend a $10 million increase in prostate cancer research funding at the Department of Defense (DoD). Today the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations reported its Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, which includes $90 million for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). This $10 million plus-up reflects an increase of over 12 percent and marks the first time in a decade that the committee has marked the bill higher than $80 million. 
“We would like to thank the House Appropriations Committee members and specifically Subcommittee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, as well as all of our passionate advocates for their dedication to stopping the pain and suffering from prostate cancer,” said ZERO CEO Jamie Bearse. “Continuing to advance research and develop new treatments for the disease are of the utmost importance to ZERO, our advocates, and the men we serve, and we’re proud to be one step closer to $90 million thanks to the hard work, leadership, and commitment of our Congressional champions.”
Critical research funded by the PCRP has produced significant advances for men battling prostate cancer, leading to three new lifesaving treatments for the disease in the last five years. This increase follows the hard work of more than 100 advocates from 40 different states that stormed Capitol Hill during the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit in February to meet with elected officials. Congressmen Peter King (R-NY) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) joined ZERO advocates in championing the effort to increase funding. Should they be approved, these much-needed funds will kick-start research for improved diagnostic tools to help stop the pain and suffering from prostate cancer, and to move closer to zero prostate cancer cases and zero pain and suffering from the disease. 
The Committee’s approval means that the bill will be considered by the full House of Representatives in the coming weeks. The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to release its version of the bill before Memorial Day. The two pieces of legislation will be reconciled later this fall before final passage of the measure sends it to the President’s desk for signature. Should the final legislation maintain the $90 million House appropriation, this would be the largest increase in funding for the PCRP since 2001, a major victory for every advocate fighting for increased prostate cancer research funding.
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About ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families through our patient-centric programs. ZERO's premier activities include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, America’s largest men’s health event series. We are a 501c3 philanthropic organization recognized with four stars out of four stars by Charity Navigator, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and 97 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Day I took A SPILL on Capitol Hill!

Looking for pictures online for a power point that I am doing I found this picture. I look like crap as this is the day that 15 minutes before the meeting with Senator Brown September 13, 20012.
I took a SPILL on Capitol Hill and broke my leg. As you can see I did not go to the hospital we had a total of 4 meetings that day and I attended every one of them. I am dedicated to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Grandview Heights 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thank you Mayor Ebert!

Email from the Mayor this morning!

Linda,  I can do all Blue lights on the bollards at Walgreens the week after Labor Day when they will be Red, White & Blue.

Michael Ebert
City of Canal Winchester

Look for the LIGHTS in September in Canal Winchester!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Let's talk Mayor Ginther

Hopeful that one day Mayor Ginther will tlk with us. Thank you Congresswoman Beatty for your support with raising awareness for Prostate Cancer. And as you say..."The Work Continues"! My work will continue to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer in Ohio and around the Country.