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.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Holgate, Ohio 2016

All the Proclamations and Resolutions have different meanings to me. But this one had an extra special meaning. I was tracing my family tree not to long ago and learned the my G-G-G Grandfather was the Mayor Benjamin Wellington Justus of Holgate in 1906. I asked the current Mayor for a Proclamation and just got word back that he is doing one in September.

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