From the quary sector to the metro in Melbourne to the Gippsland regions, Burdett’s has it’s trucks going around promoting the campaign from Beat Bladder Cancer. Beat Bladder Cancer Australia, offers counselling to victims of bladder cancer and has created a platform for people to share their stories. Burdett’s plans to introduce five additional combinations to promote Beat Bladder Cancer initiatives. Burdett’s is a leading bulk haulage specialist in Melbourne, Australia. Burdett’s Director, Andrew Burdett is an active bladder cancer activist. His aim is to raise awareness on bladder cancer and early detection among men especially those in their 50s and older, a very common age for a majority of drivers in the trucking industry. “This has given me a second chance at getting a lot older than 54” he said.
You see, Andrew Burdett was diagnosed with bladder cancer and has been undergoing treatment for the past nine months. Burdett’s was lucky enough to have an early warning sign. “I have been very lucky that I picked up an early warning sign and did something about it.” One of the most common signs of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. It could be a little amount of blood or lots of blood at times. Another sign is the constant urinary tract infections (UTI’s) or changes in unitary patterns.
Burdett’s has been in the forefront in the fight against bladder cancer and has redesigned the livery on its trucks as a campaign to raise awareness. Over 3000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer in a year and about 1000 people lose their lives to cancer yearly. “It is important to pass on some positive news to help the ageing workforce of our commercial road transport industry,” Burdett said. Bladder cancer affects both men and women however men especially those over 60 years are more likely to be affected by cancer. As part of its campaign, Burdett’s has the tippers of its trucks covered in messages from Beat Bladder Cancer. Through the slogan “Blood in your pee, see your GP,” men and women are being encouraged to take the initiative and do something about early detection.