VICTORIA, June 4 /CNW/ - The public is invited to a free skin cancer
screening and sun awareness event at the University of Victoria on Tuesday
June 9, 2009 from 11 am to 2 pm.
The event, co-hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association, the
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division and UVic's Occupational Health,
Safety and Environment department, happens during National Sun Awareness Week,
June 8 - 14, 2009.
This year's focus is melanoma, a less common but serious form of skin
cancer which will affect 5,000 people this year and cause 940 deaths. It is
highly curable (90%) if found early.
The annual screening is a popular event and is on a first come basis.
Who: Canadian Dermatology Association, the Canadian Cancer
Society BC & Yukon Division and UVic's Occupational
Health, Safety and Environment department.
What: A free public skin cancer screening, sunscreen samples,
sun protection info.
When and where: Tuesday June 9, 2009, 11 am to 2 pm, Room 402, 4th floor,
Business and Economics Building (located close to the
University Centre building), University of Victoria.
(*)Note for media outlets: A Victoria woman who is a melanoma survivor will
be available on site to talk about her experience with this disease. CDA's
Victoria Sun Awareness Program director, Dr. Mark Lupin, and Canadian Cancer
Society spokesperson, Tara Taggart, will also be on site. Digital skin cancer
images available, fact and stat sheets.
For further information:
For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun
Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, Office: (604) 985-9184,
Cell: (604) 551-2597, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tara Taggart,
Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division, (250) 414-4252, and