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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Mayors and Council Members I need your support

Today will start my Challenge to Mayors and Council Members for National Prostate Cancer Awareness month in September. I am asking that you Challenge other Mayors and Council Members in your surrounding Cities and Villages to also sign a Proclamation or Resolution for National Prostate Cancer Awareness. There are over 180,000 men battling Prostate Cancer, many will not share that they have the disease and suffer in silence. Raising awareness in your Community help others understand what the men and families are going through and remind men the importance of getting tested and talking with their doctors. Prostate Cancer is not an Old Man's disease as it can strike at any age! It knows no boundries of Age, Race, Life Style.
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.
          September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Whereas, 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer sometime in his lifetime and
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.

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