The Man Van came to Drumheller on Thursday and a lot of area men turned out to see them.
It's a mobile cancer screening lab sponsored by the Prostate Centre in Calgary and it was parked outside the Co-op Home Centre on Thursday morning.
"We're actually quite steady and it's nice to see the response from the public," stated Barry MacDonald, the Man Van's driver, who was also explaining the process for men wanting to be tested for early signs of prostate cancer. "It shows that there's been good advertising and word of mouth; it's always good to know that guys are taking a little more responsibility for their own health in coming to see us."
Not all of the men who there of their own volition.
"You get a bit more of a family participation," noted MacDonald. "A lot of times, the wives or girlfriends are the initiator in getting the guys over here, but it doesn't bother us. We don't care how they get here as long as they get here to be tested."
"It may not make it easy, but it might making it convenient for guys that are otherwise working," he continued. "It does give them that chance to take that ten minutes out to come and see us, and it's working out, so we're very glad and proud that we can offer this to rural men."
The next Drumheller visit for the Man Van hasn't yet been booked, but it will be sometime in the new year.