October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month…Kudos to the Waste Management Industry for spreading the word
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2013 approximately 39,620 women were expected to die from Breast Cancer. Treatment for this terrible disease is most effective when discovered early through regular screenings which makes public reminders to schedule screenings so important.
“While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same,” according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This truth applies to both genders so men need to be checked for breast cancer too.
We want to highlight a few of the many waste service providers who are raising awareness about breast cancer and helping fund research for a cure this month and all year long.
Republic Services – Pink Ribbons
Cascade Cart Solutions – The Pink Cart
The Pink Carts are available to solid waste and recycling companies across North America with $5 of every purchase going to breast cancer awareness and research in both the United States and Canada.
City of Miami, Oklahoma – Bright Pink Garbage Trucks
The City of Miami, Oklahoma has added a bright pink truck with the signature pink ribbon to it’s fleet to raise awareness about breast cancer in their local community.
WCA – Pink Trucks and “Pink Shirt Fridays” year round
Not only has WCA painted a variety of their trucks, roll-off containers, and commercial dumpsters pink, but they have also initiated an ongoing program called “Pink Shirt Fridays” where they donate $4 to breast cancer research at MD Anderson for each employee who wears a pink shirt to work on the last Friday of every month.
Beach Waste Services – Panama City, FL
Arwood Waste and Partners Nationwide
Everyone has an important part to play in battling breast cancer from funding research, to reminding those we love to get screened, to scheduling our own appointments to get checked.
We want to thank all of the many commercial and municipal waste service providers for their support and fundraising efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.