Pink & Blue
Midland Power employees show their support for breast and prostate health during the months of September and October.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (blue) and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (pink). Each employee who typically wears a white hard hat received a pink hard hat to wear this month and office employees received either a pink or blue shirt.
When Midland Power’s linemen are out in the community we hope that people will take notice of the new hard hats.
Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. To prevent breast cancer, it is recommended that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 for those who are at an average risk. Women should also have a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40. You can sign up for a screening reminder at www.komen.org/reminder.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the U.S. and 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. They recommend that men at average risk of prostate cancer should have a serious discussion with their doctor starting at age 50. Men at higher than average risk should have the discussion starting at age 40 or 45.