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.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We Did It!

Dear Champions:

Thank you!  After 10 years, your collective efforts of miles traveled to DC, steps walked on the Hill, keys typed on keyboards, buttons dialed on phones, Tweets tweeted and posts shared, has resulted in the first increase to the Prostate Cancer Research Program in over a decade.

The FY17 Omnibus Appropriations Act has passed the Senate by a vote of 79-18. The President is expected to sign the bill into law this week.

We thank you and ask that you stay in the fight with us for another ten years and bring ten people with you!

Click to view or press release below:

https://zerocancer.org/zeronews/historic-victory-prostate-cancer-congress-adds-10-million-research-program/

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