Have you ever seen Petey out in public? I created Petey in late 2009 as a way to raise awareness for prostate cancer. He goes with me everywhere dinner, shopping even on vacation. Each year we attend the ZERO Summit in Washinton, DC on the last day of the Summit. We meet with elected officials from Ohio on Capitol Hill, yes Petey goes with me! I share my Journey with them along with Why the Walnut. Do you know why?
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.