Truck and Trailer Wraps Drive Powerful Breast Cancer Awareness

by Women In Trucking Staff, on Oct 17, 2023 8:29:51 PM

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Did you know breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States? 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's an important reminder for women to be knowledgeable and proactive with their breast health, and awareness of the facts empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their health.

Key Statistics & Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

  • 1 in 8 women, or approximately 13% of the female population in the U.S., will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.
  • It is estimated that in 2023, approximately 30% of all new female cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
  • Approximately 64% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage, before cancer has spread outside of the breast, when it is easiest to treat.
  • The 5-year relative survival rate for cancer diagnosed at the localized stage is 99%.
  • Approximately 15% of women diagnosed have a family history of breast cancer. Those with a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer are nearly twice as likely to develop breast cancer themselves.
  • Half of U.S. women who develop breast cancer are 62 years of age or younger when they are diagnosed.
  • Younger people, particularly those under age 35 at the time of their original breast cancer diagnosis, face a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence.

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How Truck & Trailer Wraps Are Helping to Spread Awareness

Truck and trailer wraps are powerful billboards, and more trucking companies are recognizing the importance of customizing these assets to show their support of meaningful causes like Breast Cancer Awareness.

R.E. Garrison Trucking Inc.

R.E. Garrison Trucking Inc. recently unveiled its newest specialty truck which will be operated by driver Martha Breshears. Tracy Rushing, Executive Director of Safety, said that Martha was chosen because of her extraordinary driving record as well as her tenure with the company. “Out of our female drivers, at Garrison, we looked for someone who had exceptional safety scores and had been here the longest. Martha topped all the lists of what we wanted.” said Tracy. 

Martha was present for the truck unveiling and had not been shown the new design before the presentation. She said that she was excited and speechless when told that she was the chosen driver for the truck. When asked why this cause was important to her Martha said, “Everyone around me has been touched by breast cancer, in some way. I have lost people close to me and had family members overcome this disease.” 

J&R Schugel 

J&R Schugel, an employee-owned truckload carrier based in New Ulm, Minnesota recently added a special new truck to its fleet of 700.

The carrier unveiled a 2024 Kenworth T680 with a pink and white wrap in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

J&R Schugel was joined at the unveiling by Amber Melby, a breast cancer survivor and founder of B The Light, a local organization offering support to individuals and creating awareness of the disease. (Truckers News)

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