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.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
It does not matter where we are if someone wants to talk about prostate cancer we will listen. I take Petey with me all the time. When we are at a restaurant and an opportunity arises for Petey to do a photo. Out he comes! Then people will see him and start talking or run the other way. Sometimes people know why a walnut and other times they get curious and ask.
If Petey gets people talking I am all for it!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
While sharing our Journeys with them they also share their Journeys with us or a family member is battling this horrible disease as well. The goal that we are seeking on Capitol Hill is that Senators and Congress fight to keep the Prostate Cancer Funding in the FY Budget and not cut it. We as Survivors, Caregivers and Families need to know that the funding will be available to find a Cure one day. Sadly 30,000 men will die from Prostate Cancer and with out the funding it will climb even higher.
If you are interested in attending the Summit or would like to know more about ZERO The End Of Prostate Cancer go to www.zerocancer.org
We would love to see you at the Summit 2017
Good morning Linda. I would like you to know that the Village of St. Bernard, OH is happy to accept your challenge Landmark Blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness month. As our Mayor, John Estep is also a prostate cancer survivor he is very supported of this cause.
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor
Village of St. Bernard
110 Washington Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45217
Monday, July 25, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
As the Wife of a Survivor and Mom of four Sons I will do what ever it takes to raise awareness for prostate cancer. It was difficult enough hearing that my Husband was diagnosed at 56 with an aggressive form of the disease. It would be even worse to hear one or of my Sons tell us that they have been diagnosed.
Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer
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, African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 4 men. African American men are 2.5 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.
TESTIMONIAL OF THE WEEK:
"On June 19, 2009, my husband was diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer. Ray was 56 years old when he was diagnosed, with no family history that we are aware of. I knew that a support group is what we needed, families who are dealing with the same disease as us. I found one, and after attending the first meeting we were overwhelmed with the support of the members who welcomed us with open arms.
Now armed with more information about treatment options, Ray was able to make a decision that best suited him. We did research on the options available and knew the pros and cons of the treatments. I was there to support his decision no matter what he chose. The option that he chose was robotic surgery and the date was October 12, 2009. That day we had another anniversary to celebrate: the day Ray became a SURVIVOR of prostate cancer. Even though he became a survivor, we are still dealing with the disease. After the surgery, the doctor came out to tell me that the surgery was over, but the cancer had escaped the prostate and into the lymph nodes.
At the post-op appointment, the PSA test came back within a normal range. But we are not out of the woods yet, the first 5 years are critical for reoccurrence. Every three months we have the waiting period of the return of the PSA results. My anxiety and depression increases until the test is back and then relieved to hear that it's less than 0.01 or undetectable!
No family should have to go through this when there could be more research done to find a cure. Earlier testing is very important and could save lives and grief. Since prostate cancer has become part of my life I take every opportunity to help bring awareness. I have started a group on Facebook called Prostate Cancer Survivors, Caregivers, and Friends United. I will do whatever it takes to help win this battle of prostate cancer not only for my husband and sons but for other families as well."
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
ZERO Out Prostate Cancer
Exec. Assistant to Mayor Lee Gray
Saturday, July 16, 2016
City of Springboro
320 W. Central Avenue
Springboro, Ohio 45066
Also at the regular meeting, Council adopted a proclamation raising awareness of prostate cancer.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
There will be a lot of Excitement when every City, Village and Township agrees to do one to support National Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September!