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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Funding increase

We are so close to the first increase to the Prostate Cancer Research Program in over a decade!

A few minutes ago, the House of Representatives passed the 2017 bill that provides funding to the government by a vote of 309-118.  In this bill is the $90M for the Prostate Cancer Research Program.

The funding bill must now pass the Senate (tonight or tomorrow) and then the President must sign (which he said he would do).

Keep a drink for yourself on ice tonight or a strong coffee ready in the morning.  We are very close!

Whether you've been to one summit or ten, written letters, called offices, or had meetings in your district, this is a collective effort and you're almost there.

Stay tuned!

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