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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Supporters from 2014 to present

As of 2014 to 2017 here is the list of supporters  and those who made a commitment of support for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. Please contact me if you would to add your support.

#Board Of Commissioners (Adams County) **2016**
#Board Of Commissioners (Defiance County) **2017**
#Board Of Commissioners (Fairfield County) **(2017)**
#Board Of Commissioners (Franklin County) **2017**
#Board Of Commissioners (Warren County) **2017**
#Department Of Veterans Affairs Columbus**2016**
#Former Representative Heather Bishoff - District 20 **2016**
#Governor John Kasich & Lt. Governor Mary Taylor **2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017**
#Representative Jim Butler - District 41 **(2017)**
#Representative John Barnes - District 12 **(2017)**
#Representative Tim Schaffer - District 77 **(2017)**
#State Senator Jay Hettinger District 31 **(2017)**
#State Senator Kevin Bacon  District 3
Adelphi - Mayor Joshua Hettinger **2015, 2016, 2017**
Akron - Former Mayor Jeff Fusco **2015**
Alliance - Mayor Allan Andereani & City Council **2015**
Amberley Village - Mayor Tom Muething **2015**
Amelia - Mayor Todd Hart **2015, 2016**
Amherst - Mayor David Taylor **2015**
Amsterdam - Mayor David Pepperling **2015, 2016**
Anna - Mayor Mark Pulfer **2016**
Archbold - Mayor Jeff Fryman **2016**
Arlington Heights - Mayor Joseph Harper **2017**
Ashland - Former Mayor Glen Stewart **2016**
Ashland - Mayor Duane Fishpaw **2017**
Ashtabula - Mayor James Timonere **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Ashville - Mayor Charles Wise **2015**
Athens - Mayor Steve Petterson **2016, (2017)**
Aurora - Mayor Ann Benjamin Wormer **2014, 2015**
Austintown Township Trustees **2015, 2017**
Avon Lake - Mayor Greg Zilka **2015, 2016, 2017**
Barberton - Mayor Judge William **2015, 2016**
Beachwood - Mayor Merle Gorden **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Beavercreek - Former Mayor Brian Jarvis **2015**
Beavercreek - Mayor Bob Stone **(2017)**
Bedford - Mayor Stan Koci **2016**
Bedford Heights - Mayor Fletcher Berger **2015**
Bellbrook - Mayor Robert Baird **2016**
Bellefontaine - Mayor Ben Stahler **2015**
Bellevue - Former Mayor Donald Berkey **2015**
Bellville - Mayor Darrell Banks) **2015**
Berea - Mayor Cryil Kleem & City Council **2016**
Berea - Mayor Cryil Kleem **2015**
Bexley - Mayor Ben Kessler **2015, 2016, 2017**
Blanchester - Mayor John Carman **2015, 2016**
Boardman Township Trustees **2017**
Bowling Green - Mayor Richard Edwards **2015, (2017)**
Bratenahl - Mayor John Licastro **2016**
Brook Park - Mayor Thomas Coyne Jr)**2015, 2016, 2017**
Brookville - Mayor David Seagraves **2015, 2017**
Brunswick - Mayor Ron  Falconi **2015, 2016, 2017**
Bryan - Mayor Douglas Johnson **2016, 2017**
Buckeye Lake - Mayor Clayton Carroll  **2016**
Bucyrus - Mayor Jeff Reser **2017**
Cadiz - Mayor Kenneth Zilko **2015, 2016, 2017**
Cambridge - Mayor Tom Orr **(2017)**
Canal Winchester - Mayor Michael Ebert **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Canfield - Mayor Bernie Kosar Sr **2016, 2017**
Canton - Former Mayor William Headley **2015**
Canton - Mayor Thomas Bernabei **2016**
Carroll - Mayor Tammy  Drobina **2015, 2016, 2017**
Cedarville - Mayor Robert Fudge **2016**
Celina - Mayor Jeff Hazel **2016**
Centerville - Mayor Compton Brooks **2016, 2017**
Chardon - Mayor Nancy McArthur **2017**
Cheviot - Mayor Samuel Keller **2015**
Cincinnati - Mayor John Cranley **2016, 2017**
Clayton - Mayor Joyce Deitering **2015, 2016**
Cleveland - Mayor Frank Jackson **2014, 2016, 2017**
Clyde - Mayor G. Scott Black **2016, 2017**
Columbus - City Council **2017**
Columbus - Former Mayor Michael Coleman **2015**
Columbus - Mayor Andrew Ginther **2016**
Congress - Mayor Jay Henry **2015**
Coshocton - Mayor Steve Mercer **2016**
Crestline - Mayor Gloria McDonsld **2016**
Dayton - Mayor Nan Whaley **2015, 2016**
Deer Park - Mayor John Donnellon **2015, 2016**
Defiance - Mayor Mike McCann **2016, 2017**
Delaware - Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle **2015, 2016**
Delphos - Mayor Michael Gallmeier **2015**
Dublin - Former Mayor & Current Council Michael Keegan) **2015**
Dublin - Mayor & Council Ward 1 Gregory Peterson **2016, 2017**
East Liverpool - Former Mayor James Swoger **2015**
East Liverpool - Mayor Ryan Stovall **2016**
Edon - Former Mayor Darlene Burkhardt **2015**
Elmore - Mayor Matt Damschroder **2017**
Elyria - Mayor Holly Brinda **2015**
Englewood - Mayor Patrica Burnside **2015, 2016**
Enon - Mayor Timothy Howard **2015, 2016**
Fairfax - Mayor Carson Sheflton **2015**
Fairfield - Mayor Steve Miller **2015, 2016**
Fairport Harbor - Mayor Tim Manross **2016**
Findlay - Mayor Lydia  Mihalik **2015, 2016, 2017**
Forest Park - Mayor Charles Johnson **2015**
Fostoria - Mayor Eric Keckler **2015**
Frankfort - Mayor H. Leigh Thompson **2015**
Fremont - Former Mayor Jim Ellis & City Council) **2015**
Gahanna - Former Mayor Becky Stinchcomb **2014, 2015**
Gahanna - Mayor Tom Kneeland) **2016**
Gallipolis - Former Mayor Steve Wallis) **2015**
Gallipolis - Mayor Tony Gallagher **2016**
Garfield Heights - Mayor Vic Covolla **2016**
Geneva - Mayor Tim Miller **2016**
Germantown - Mayor Steve Boeder **2016**
Gibsonburg - Mayor Steve Fought **2015** (requested copy)
Grandview Heights - Mayor Ray DeGraw **2016, 2017**
Granville - Mayor Melissa Hartfield **2015, 2017**
Gratis - Mayor David Johnston **2016**
Green - Former Mayor Dick Norton **2015**
Green Springs - Mayor Adam Glennslade **2015, 2016**
Greenville - Former Mayor Michael Bowers **2016**
Greenwich - Mayor Wesley Sallee **2015**
Grove City - Mayor Richard L. "Ike" Stage **2015, 2016, 2017**
Groveport - Mayor Lance Westcamp **2014, 2016**
Hanover Township Trustees **2017**
Harrison - Former Mayor Joel McGuire **2015**
Harrison - Mayor Bill Neyer **2016**
Hartville  - Mayor Richard Currie **2015**
Heath - Mayor Mark Johns **2015**
Hilliard - Mayor Don Schonhardt **2015**
Holgate - Mayor Wallace Snyder **2016**
Huber Heights - Mayor Tom McMasters **2015, 2016, 2017**
Huron - Mayor Brad Harting **2015**
Independence - Mayor Anthony Togliatti **2016**
Ironton - Mayor Katrina Keith **2016, 2017**
Jamestown - Mayor Jarrod Pickens **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Jeffersonville - Former Mayor David  Krupla **2015**
Kent - Mayor Jerry Fiala **2015, 2016**
Kenton - Mayor Randy Manns **2015, 2016, 2017**
Kettering - Mayor Don Patterson **2015, 2016**
Kingston, New York - Mayor Steve Noble **2016**
Kirtland - Former Mayor Mark Tyler **2015**
Lakemore - Mayor Richard Justice **2015, 2016, 2017**
Lakeview - Mayor Ryan Shoffstall **2016**
Lancaster - Former Mayor & Current Mayor Dave Smith **2015, 2017**
Lancaster - Resigned Brian Kuhn **2016**
Lebanon - Mayor Amy Brewer **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Lithopolis - Former Mayor Eric Sandine **2015**
Logan - Former Mayor J. Martin Irvine **2015**
London - Former Mayor David Eades **2015**
London - Mayor Patrick Closser**2016**
Lorain - Mayor Chase Ritenauer **2015, 2016, 2017**
Loudonville - Mayor Steve Stricklen **2016**
Louisville - Mayor Patrica Fallot **2015, 2016, 2017**
Loveland - Former Mayor Linda Cox **2015**
Loveland - Mayor Mark Fitzgerald **2016**
Lyndhurst - Mayor Patrick Ward **2016**
Lynhurst - Joseph Cicero Jr. **2015**
Macedonia - Mayor Joseph Migliorini **2016, 2017**
Mansfield - Mayor Timothy Theaker**2016 (2017)**
Mantua - Mayor Linda Clark **2015**
Maple Heights - Mayor Annette Blackwell & City Council **2016**
Mariemont - Mayor Don Policastro **2015, 2016**
Marion - Mayor Scott Schertzer **2015, 2016, 2017**
Marysville - Council President Nevin Taylor **2015**
Mason - Former Mayor David Nichols **2015**
Mason - Mayor Victor Kidd **2016, (2017)**
Massillon - Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry **2016**
Maumee - Mayor Richard Carr **2015, 2016, 2017**
Mayfield Village - Former Mayor Bruce Rinker **2015**
McConnelsville - Mayor John Finley **2016**
Medina - Mayor Dennis Hanwell  & City Council**2016, (2017)**
Mentor-On-The-Lake - Mayor Dave Eva **2015**
Miamisburg - Mayor Dick Church **2015, 2016, 2017**
Middleburg Heights - Mayor Gary Starr **2016**
Middletown - Mayor Larry Mulligan **(2017)**
Montgomery - Former Mayor Todd Steinbrink **2015**
Montgomery - Mayor Chris Dobrozsi **2016**
Mount Gilead - Mayor Mike Porter **2016**
Mount Vernon - Mayor Richard Mavis **2015, 2016, 2017**
Munroe Falls - Mayor James Armstrong **2016**
New Albany - Former Mayor Nancy Ferguson **2015**
New Albany - Mayor Solan Spalding **2016, 2017**
New Bern, North Carolina - Mayor Dana Outlaw **2016, 2017**
New Franklin - Mayor Al Bollas **2015**
New Philadelphia - Mayor Joel Day **2016**
New Waterford - Mayor M. Shane Patrone **2016**
Newark - Mayor Jeff Hall **2016**
Newburgh Heights - Mayor Trevor Elkins **2015**
North Baltimore - Mayor C. Michael Julian **2015**
North College Hill - Mayor Maureen Mason **2016**
North Olmsted - Mayor Kevin Kennedy **2015, 2016, (2017)**
North Ridgeville - Mayor David Gillock **2015, 2016**
North Royalton - Mayor Robert Stefanik **2015**
Northfield - Mayor Jesse Nehez **2015**
Norwalk - Mayor Rob Ducan **2015, 2016, 2017**
Norwich Township Trustees **2017**
Norwood - Mayor Thomas Williams **2015, 2016**
Oakwood - Mayor William Ducan **2015, 2016**
Olmstead Falls - Mayor Ann Marie  Donegan **2015, 2016**
Ontario - Mayor Randy Hutchinson **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Orange Township Trustees **2016,(2017)**
Orange Village - Mayor Kathy Mulcahy **2015**
Orrville - Mayor Dave Handwrek **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Ostrander - Mayor Larry Crile **2015**
Oxford - Former Mayor Kevin McKeehan **2015**
Oxford - Mayor Kate Rousemaniere **2016, (2017)**
Painesville - Council President Paul Hach **2015, 2016**
Parma - Mayor Timothy DeGeeter **2015, 2016, 2017**
Parma Heights - Mayor Michael Bryne **2015, (2017)**
Pataskala - Mayor Mike Compton **2016**
Pemberville - Mayor Gordon Bowman **2016**
Peninsula - Mayor Douglas Mayer **2015**
Perry - Mayor Vicky Stevens **2015**
Pickerington - MayorLee Gray **2015, 2017**
Piqua - Former Mayor Lucy Fess **2015**
Piqua - Mayor & City Commission 5th Ward Kazy Hinds **2016, 2017**
Portsmouth - Former Mayor James Kalb **2015, 2016**
Powell - Former Mayor Jim Hrivnak **2015**
Powell - Mayor Brian Lorenz **2016, (2017)**
Quaker City - Mayor Gordon Carpenter **2016**
Quincy - Mayor Daniel Robinson **2015** (Request Copy)
Racine - Mayor Julian Scott Hill **2015**
Ravenna - Former Mayor Joseph Bica Jr. **2015**
Ravenna - Mayor Kay Dubinsky **2016**
Reminderville - Mayor Sam Alonso **2015, 2016**
Reynoldsburg - Mayor Brad McCloud **2014, 2015, 2016**
Richfield - Mayor Bobbie Beshera **2015**
Riverside - Mayor Bill Flaute **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Rossford - Mayor Neil MacKinnon **2015, 2016, 2017**
Saint Bernard - Mayor Bill Burkhardt **2016**
Saint Henry - Mayor Steve Koesters **2016**
Saint Marys - Mayor Patrick McGowan **2015, 2016, 2017**
Saint Paris - Mayor Joe Reneener **2015**
Salem - Mayor John Berlin **2015, 2016**
Sharonville - Mayor Kevin Hardman **2016**
Shawnee Hills - Mayor Pat Monahan & City Council **2015, 2016**
Sheffield Village - Mayor John Hunter **2016**
Sidney - Mayor Michael Barhorst **2015, 2016**
Springboro - Mayor John Agenbroad **2015, 2016**
Springfield Township Trustees **2015**
Stow - Mayor Sara Kline **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Strongsville - Mayor Thomas Perciak **2016**
Sugar Creek Township Trustees **2017**
Sunbury - Mayor Tommy Hatfield **2015**
Swanton - Mayor Ann Roth **2016**
Tallmadge - Mayor David Kline **2015**
Tiffin - Mayor Aaron Montz **2015, 2016**
Trenton - Mayor Calvin Woodrey **2015**
Trotwood - Former Mayor Joyce Sutton Cameron **2015**
Trotwood - Mayor Mary Ann McDonald **2016**
Twinsburg - Former Mayor Katherine Procop **2015**
Union - Mayor Michael O'Callaghan **2015, 2016**
Upper Arlington - Mayor Debroah Johnson **2016, 2017**
Urbana - Mayor Bill Bean **2014, 2016, 2017**
Urbancrest - Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. **2015, 2016, 2017**
Van Wert - Mayor Jerry Mazur **2016**
Vermilion - Mayor Eileen Bulan **2015**
Versailles - Mayor Jeffry Subler **2015**
Wapakoneta - Former Mayor Rodney Metz **2015**
Warren - City Council **2015**
Warren - Mayor William Franklin **2016**
Warrensville Heights - Mayor Bradley Sellers **2015, 2016**
Washington Township Trustees **2015, 2017**
Waterville - Mayor Lori Brodie **2015, 2016**
Wauseon - Mayor Kathy Huner **2016**
West Carrollton - Mayor Jeffrey Sanner **2016, (2017)**
West Salem - Mayor Dale Klinect **(2017)**
Westerville - Former Mayor & Current Council Diane Fosselman **2015**
Westerville - Mayor & Current Council Kathy Cocuzzi **2016 (2017)**
Westlake - Mayor Dennis Clough **2016**
Whitehall - Mayor Kim Maggard **2014, 2016, (2017)**
Wickliffe - Mayor William Margalis **2015**
Willoughby - Mayor David Anderson **2015**
Willoughby Hills - Mayor Robert Weger **2016**
Wilmington - Mayor John Stanforth **2016**
Woodlawn - Mayor Susan Upton Farley **2016**
Woodmere - Mayor Charles Smith **2016, 2017**
Woodville - Mayor Rich Harman **2015, 2016, 2017**
Xenia - Mayor Marsha Bayless **2015, 2016, (2017)**
Yellow Springs - Mayor David Foubert **2015**
Youngstown - Mayor John McNally **2015, 2016**
Zanesville - Mayor Jeff Tilton **2015, 2016**

Columbus City Council Pricilla Tyson


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prostate Cancer Proclamations and Resolutions for September 2017


If you do not see your City, Village or Township listed. I have either not received a response or they declined to do one. :( 

Thank You Elected Officials for your support and continued support in Ohio!
Thank You Mayor Outlaw of New Bern, North Carolina for your continued suppor for prostate cancer awareness.

*State of Ohio - Governor Kasich* (Received)
Adelphi Mayor Joshua Hettinger (Received)
Arlington Heights Mayor Joseph Harper (Received)
Ashland Mayor Duane Fishpaw (Received)
Ashtabula Mayor James Timonere
Athens Mayor Steve Patterson
Austintown Township Trustees
Avon Lake Mayor Gregory Zilka (Received)
Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden
Beavercreek Bob Stone
Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler (Received)
Boardman Township Trustees (Received)
Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards
Brook Park Mayor Thomas Coyne
Brookville Mayor David Seagraves (Received)
Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi (Reading/Presentation)
Bryan Mayor Douglas Johnson (Received)
Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser (Received)
Cadiz Mayor Kenneth Zitko (Received)
Cambridge Mayor Tom Orr
Canal Winchester Mayor Mike Eberts
Canfield Mayor Bernie Kosar (Received)
Carroll Mayor Tammy Drobina
Centerville Mayor Brooks Compton
Chardon Mayor Nancy McArthur (Received)
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (Received)
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson (Received)
Clyde Mayor G. Scott Black (Received)
Columbus City Council (Reading/Presentation)
Defiance Mayor Mike McCann (Received)
Dublin Gregory Peterson (Received)
Elmore Mayor Matthew Damshroder
Fairfield County Commissioners
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik (Received)
Franklin County Commissioner John O'Grady (Reading/Presentation)
Grandview Heights Mayor Ray DeGraw
Granville Mayor Melissa Hatfield
Grove City Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage (Received)
Hanover Township Trustees (Received)
Huber Heights Mayor Tom McMasters (Received)
Ironton Mayor Katrina Keith (Received)
Jamestown Mayor Jerrod Pickens
Lakemore Mayor Richard Justice (Received)
Lancaster Mayor Dave Smith (Received)
Lebanon Mayor Amy Brewer
Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer (Received)
Louisville Mayor Patricia Fallot (Received)
Macedonia Mayor Joseph Migliorini (Received)
Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker
Marion Mayor Scott Schertzer (Received)
Mason Mayor Victor Kidd
Maumee Mayor Richard Carr
Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell (Reading/Presentation)
Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church (Received)
Middletown Mayor Larry Mulligan Sr
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis (Received)
New Albany Mayor Sloan Spalding (Received)
New Bern North Carolina Mayor Dana Outlaw (Received)
Norwalk Mayor Rob Ducan (Received)
Norwich Township Trustees (Reading/Presentation)
Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson
Orange Township Trustees
Orrville Mayor Dave Handwrek
Oxford Mayor Kate Rousemaniere
Parma Heights Mayor Michael Bryne
Parma Mayor Timothy DeGeeter (Received)
Pickerington Mayor Lee Gray
Piqua Mayor Katheryn Hinds (Received)
Powell Mayor Brian Lorenz
Riverside Mayor Bill Flaute (Readind/Presentation)
Rossford Mayor Neil MacKinnion
Saint Marys Mayor Patrick McGowan (Received)
Stow Mayor Sara Kline
Sugarcreek Township Trustees
Tuscarawas County Commissioners
Upper Arlington Mayor John Adams (Received)
Urbana Mayor Bill Bean (Received)
Urbancrest Joseph Barnes (Received)
Warren County Commissioners
Washington Township Trustees
West Carrolton Mayor Jeffrey Sanner (Reading/Presentation)
West Salem Mayor Dale Kinnect
Westerville Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi
Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard (Received)
Woodmere Mayor Charles Smith (Received)
Woodvillle Mayor Richard Harman (Received)
Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless
Yorkville Mayor Blair Closser (Received)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month

Whereas, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths; and

Whereas, In Ohio an estimated 5,840 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 deaths will occur; and

Whereas, Men with relatives – father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and

Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer; and

Whereas, Prostate cancer is most commonly diagnosed cancer in American Men and the third leading cause of cancer death behind lung and colon cancer; and

Whereas, this year approximately 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 3.3 minutes and roughly 26,730 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

Whereas, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. African-American men are nearly 1.6 times more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men. They are also 2.4 times more likely than white men to die from the disease.: and

Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives, preserving, and protecting our families; and

Whereas, all men are at risk for prostate cancer and we encourage the citizens of (City) to increase the importance of prostate screenings.

Urbancrest, Ohio 2017


Saturday, July 1, 2017

#CountMeIn

https://zerocancer.org/fight/countmein/

Two historical milestones have been reached in 2017 as a result of actions by our passionate community of advocates…

In early March, the House Appropriations Committee introduced the final version of the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $90M for the Department of Defense’s PCRP – that’s a a $10M increase, the first such increase to the program in over a decade!

My husband and I was in Washington DC at this time as we we leaving Capitol Hill after a long day of lobbying. We met with Representatives from Ohio sharing our Journey of prostate cancer with them. And I will be there again on the Hill in 2018 sharing my Journey as a caregiver of prostate cancer.