Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Quality Mat Company, a leading manufacturer of oilfield mats and other ground protection solutions, is advocating prostate cancer screenings for all men. In conjunction with Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, a non-profit organization from Beaumont, Texas, Quality Mat is joining the call for men to take early action against the condition.
Quality Mat and the “Gift of Life” Program have partnered in the past, helping the organization serve Southeast Texas. To date, “Gift of Life” has provided more than 6,000 free prostate cancer screenings in Texas, along with 700 educational outreach encounters, reaching 110,000 people since their founding in 1994.
According to Cancer.org, more than 32,000 men will die from prostate cancer in this year alone and though cancer of the prostate is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, early detection provides real hope for survival. When detected in its early stages, the five year survival rate for prostate cancer is close to 100%. Quality Mat and the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program encourage all men to talk to their healthcare provider about their risk of prostate cancer and the benefits of early screening. Most men should begin screenings at age 50, but those with immediate family members diagnosed with prostate cancer should be screened earlier.
Quality Mat Company is joining the call for education and public awareness of prostate cancer during the month of September. Supporting the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program is an important part of Quality Mat’s community outreach endeavors and the continued mission of the program will save even more lives this year and in the future.
While Quality Mat usually focuses on building ground protection solutions for construction sites, they continue to make an effort to protect the lives of those in their community and beyond. In addition to building roadways to remote construction areas, Quality Mat Company is bridging the unstable ground to understanding the dangers of prostate cancer.
Quality Mat Company
Quality Mat has provided top of the line access mats for the oilfield and construction industries for both custom jobs and rental since 1974. Today Quality Mat remains a top producer of ground protection solutions for drilling rigs, outrigger pads, as well as cleanup efforts and relief. Find out more about Quality Mat manufacturing and rentals at Qmat.com.