Replacements, Ltd. offers free screenings as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
GREENSBORO, N.C. – As a tie-in to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Replacements, Ltd. will offer free workplace screenings for the companyís male associates during the week of September 17, 2007. This testing is part of Replacementsí overall company wellness program.
“The convenience of holding our PSA screenings on site really increases the likelihood that more of our employees will have the tests done,” said Carol Harris, Replacementsí occupational health nurse. “Many men donít want to take the time to leave work and go wait in a doctorís office so they either put off getting screened or never go. That delay could be life threatening, especially when you consider the American Cancer Society reports one out of every six men will develop prostate cancer and itís the second leading cause of cancer death among American men.”
Since Replacements started offering PSA screenings three years ago, three employees have tested positive for this type of cancer. Micheal Quinn believes this part of the companyís wellness initiatives saved his life. “I put off going to my regular doctor, so thereís no way we would have caught my cancer early on if it hadnít been for the testing at work,” says Micheal Quinn. “Because of the early intervention, I was able to get treatment a few months ago and now Iím cancer free and moving on with my life. This is such a simple test, Iím encouraging everyone here to take it.”
Forty-two associates took part in last yearís screenings, while Harris expects even greater participation this year. In related news, Replacements will offer free mammograms for the companyís female associates in October as part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
About Replacements, Ltd.
Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver, and collectibles. Their 415,800 square foot facilities house an inventory of over 273,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Replacements, Ltd. serves more than eight million customers worldwide.
Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
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