VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW/ - The public is invited to a free skin cancer
screening and sun awareness event at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Beach
Avenue on Sunday June 14, 2009, from 11 am to 2 pm.
The event, co-hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association and the
Canadian Cancer Society happens during National Sun Awareness Week, June 8 -
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 and the Canadian Cancer
Society BC & Yukon Division.
What: A free public skin cancer screening, sunscreen samples,
sun protection info.
When and where: Sunday June 14, 2009, 11 am to 2 pm, Vancouver Aquatic
Centre on Beach Avenue.
(*)Note for media outlets: A 22 year old Vancouver woman who is a
melanoma survivor will be available on site to talk about her experience
with this disease. CDA's BC Sun Awareness Program director and local
dermatologist, Dr. Jason Rivers, and a Canadian Cancer Society
spokesperson 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 Kristina Carrack,
Communications, Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, (604) 675-7340 or
cell (604) 831-2598