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, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thank you ZERO for the picture!)
Today, September 28, 2016, Ray and Linda's 33rd Wedding Anniversary, we honor the families, friends, caregivers, survivors and those lost to prostate cancer. You are not alone. We stand united for education, prevention and treatment of this disease.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
We attended the Brunswick, Ohio City Council meeting for a reading and presentation of their Proclamation for Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Before the meeting started we met a 5 year Survivor of prostate cancer. He was one of the 35,000 residents of Brunswick and was there for a Proclamation reading of a different cause. Funny how people cross our paths and always for a reason. Thank you Mayor Falconi for your support!
Mr. And Mrs. Hoeter:
Thank you for sharing your and your husband’s journey with prostate cancer. As a spouse, I understand why this issue is important to you, and I am encouraged by your passion and commitment. Letters and calls from individuals like you continue to inspire my work.
I have shared your story with the legislative staff in my office who monitor health issues. If my office can provide any assistance, please call 1-888-896-6446.
At the federal level, I will continue to support policies that promote research and innovation into treatments and ultimately, cures, for diseases like prostate cancer. Cancer takes a tremendous toll on the nation, and finding cures for its many virulent forms should be a top priority for policymakers. Research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been crucial in developing better treatments, lowering the chance of death from the disease, and improving the quality of life for cancer patients. A renewed commitment to NIH and NCI research will help scientists explore new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat cancer. This is why I remain supportive of robust and reliable funding for NIH.
Between your husband’s service to our country and your service to raising awareness for prostate cancer, your family has displayed a true commitment to protecting and caring for Ohioans. I am grateful for your contributions. Thank you again for getting in touch with me.
Sincerely, Sherrod Brown
United States Senator
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I got the email today!
Subject RE: Proclamation for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Thank you for reaching out to the Mayor’s office with this important request.
We have prepared a proclamation, which can be picked up at your convenience. If you have a tentative date/time that you plan to come by, please let me know so I can be sure to be in the office upon your arrival. Thank you.
Mayoral Confidential Secretary
Kingston, New York 12401
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Citys, Villages and Townships
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Not the best picture of he Blue lights in Canal Wnchester by Walmart on Winchester Boulevard. Between Walgreens and O'Charley's! Thank you Mayor Mike Ebert for your support with Prostate Cancer Awareness month. With the Blue lights and a Proclamations for 2016! #LighrLandmarksBlue #CanalWinchester
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OHIO, WOOD COUNTY & PEMBERVILLE
SEPTEMBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS; In Ohio, it is estimated that 6,780 men will be diagnosed and 1,870 will die from the disease in 2016; and
WHEREAS; There are three million prostate cancer patients and survivors fighting their personal battles every day; and
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; and
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 citizen of Pemberville to increase the importance of prostate screenings.
THEREFORE, I, Gordon Bowman, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of Pemberville, and on behalf of the entire Village Council and all our citizens, do hereby tend this Proclamation during September 2016 to be Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pemberville, Ohio, and urge all men to have prostate cancer screening as part of their next physical examination; and
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the official seal of the Village of Pemberville to be affixed this 6th day of September, 2016. __________________________
Gordon Bowman, Mayor
Village of Pemberville
I seen this today and it is words I need to keep in mind!
Since 2014 I have been contacting Mayors and Council Members for a Proclamation or Resolution for Prostate Cancer. I would set goals for myself but when I did not meet my own goal I would get dissapointed with myself. Adding one more City, Village or Township to my growing supporters I am making progress!