This fall, Miller is showing our support for prostrate and breast cancer awareness with a new, specially wrapped front-end loading truck. Though the truck is hitting the streets on the first day of November – a yearly initiative to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues – one half is emblazoned with a pink ribbon to continue the legacy of breast cancer awareness month. The other half features a light blue ribbon to bring awareness to prostate cancer.
One half of the new “pink and blue” Miller front-end truck is dedicated to breast cancer awareness…
…while the other features a light blue ribbon for prostate cancer.
The purpose of the truck is not only to commemorate those who have battled or are battling cancer, but to encourage people to check themselves for signs of cancer to prevent the disease from developing or progressing.
As the truck doors read, “You have the choice. Go check.”
With 1 in 8 expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, the disease remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women.
Breast cancer is often easier to treat when detected early. Women between the ages of 50 and 74 are strongly encouraged to have a mammogram every two years and the Canadian Cancer society recommends speaking to a doctor immediately when you notice something different about your body, including a new growth or lump, increased fatigue, or dramatic weight loss.
The same advice holds true for prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men, with Black men of African or Caribbean ancestry at higher risk of developing the disease.
There are two tests available to help detect prostate cancer early, and, if the tests are right for you, doctors recommend taking both. Those with a higher risk should consider testing from age 45 and those with an average risk from age 50.
More information about early cancer detection and treatment is available on the Canadian Cancer Society website.
The pink and blue truck hits the streets of Brampton today to collect waste and recycling from local businesses.