TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - The volunteers and staff of the Canadian Cancer
Society mourn the loss of Dr. Sheela Basrur, who showed extraordinary courage
not only in her own cancer journey but also in dedication to public service
and the health of Ontarians.
While well known for her work in infectious disease, Dr. Basrur also
championed policies in tobacco control, banning cosmetic pesticides use and
the encouragement of healthier lives through physical activity and nutrition.
Dr. Basrur truly encompassed the qualities of caring, courage, integrity
"Tragically, her own life was cut short by cancer but Dr. Basrur leaves a
legacy in cancer prevention that will save other lives," says Peter Goodhand,
CEO, Ontario Division, Canadian Cancer Society. "Our thoughts are with her
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For further information: Christine Koserski, Media Relations, Ontario
Division, Canadian Cancer Society, (416) 488-5402, ext. 2305,