Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.

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, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Saturday, July 1, 2017



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.

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