September is national prostate cancer awareness month, and right here in Wheeling, one local woman is doing her part to continue to spread awareness and hope with "Bob's Wish."
Joan Wildpret works to fulfill her late husband Bob's wish with his "Globes of Hope."
The blue globes can be seen hanging in Warwood's Garden Park and across neighborhoods around the Ohio Valley, all working to spark conversation on a topic a lot of men may shy away from but is very important.
"For many men it's a taboo subject," said Joan. "Bob and I chose to tell people what he had in the hopes of helping people."
Joan says her husband Bob saved lives and she feels he is continuing to. "If you spread the globe you're bringing awareness to the prostate cancer." said Joan.
Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men, primarily affecting men who are over 50.
During September, "Bob's Wish" is working to give blankets to cancer patients at local hospitals that are undergoing chemo-therapy.