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.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Pemberville, Ohio 2016


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

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