Petey loves to raise awareness for prostate cancer and will travel the country doing so. February 27 -March 1 is the ZERO Summit in Washington, DC and for the 6th year he will be on Capitol Hill raising awareness. And of course doing a little sightseeing as he does in his Petey way he will be taking pictures of his trip. Many times people will see Mom (me) taking pictures for Petey and they will know exactly why a Walnut. Some will get curious and ask, great oppturnity to share our Journey with them and get them talking as well.
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.