TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The public is invited to a free skin cancer
screening and sun awareness event at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto on Friday
June 5, 2009, from 11 am to 2 pm.
The event, co-hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association and the
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division happens just prior to 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.
Those worried about spots or moles on their skin, or who have had a lot
of sun exposure through outdoor work or recreational activities, are also
encouraged to come down for a free, private screening.
Who: Canadian Dermatology Association and the Canadian Cancer Society
(CCS), Ontario Division.
What: A free public skin cancer screening, sunscreen samples, sun
When and where: Friday June 5, 2009, 11 am to 2 pm, Nathan Phillips
(*)Note for media outlets: A 40 year old Toronto woman and melanoma
survivor will be available on site to talk about her experience with this
disease. CDA's national director, Sun Awareness Program, Dr. Cheryl Rosen will
be on site also. 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 Camille Beaubien,
Senior Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division,
Office: (416) 488-5402 ext. 2021, E-mail: email@example.com