Media Advisory - National launch of PhotoSensitive's Cancer Connections
photography exhibition in partnership with Canadian Cancer Society -
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

OTTAWA, May 26 /CNW/ -

    
    WHEN:     Tuesday June 1, 2010 at 12 p.m.

    WHERE:    Major's Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario

    WHAT:     The launch and final showing of PhotoSensitive's Cancer
              Connections.

              Accumulating 1,000 photos as it travelled across Canada for the
              last two years, this photography exhibition wraps up with its
              final showing in the nation's capital. Featuring the work of
              both professional and amateur photographers, the exhibition's
              black and white images show us the broad range of how cancer
              affects the lives of Canadians. Chase Canada is the presenting
              sponsor of this exhibition which runs from June 1st to 10th
              2010.

    WHO:
              -  Jimm Simon, Chair, Canadian Cancer Society
              -  Andrew Stawicki, award-winning photographer and co-founder
                 of PhotoSensitive
              -  Marilyn Jarrett, photographer
              -  Additional speakers TBD
    

PhotoSensitive, a non-profit, national collective of photographers determined to explore how photography can contribute to dialogue and impact on important issues of the day, partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to bring the Cancer Connections exhibition to major centres in each province from 2008 to 2010.

All photos in the Cancer Connections exhibition can also be viewed on www.photosensitive.com.

About PhotoSensitive

PhotoSensitive is a non-profit, national collective of photographers that harnesses the power of the camera to contribute to dialogue and impact on important issues of the day. For the past 20 years, the sum of these visions has provided compelling social comments on issues such as AIDS, child poverty, hospital care, health, racism, injustice, literacy among First Nations peoples, and the aftermath of the tsunami disaster, to name a few. Cancer Connections is its most ambitious project to date. Utilizing photographers across Canada to photograph issues that impact the well-being of Canadians, PhotoSensitive uses the camera to tell a story, spur viewers to action and change the world, one photo at a time.

About Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888 939-3333.

About Chase Canada

Since 1965, JPMorgan Chase has provided Corporate and Investment Banking products and services to the Canadian market under the JPMorgan brand. In 2005, the company expanded and became the credit card issuer of the Sears MasterCard and Sears Card in Canada. Now, the company also offers the Marriott Rewards Platinum Visa Card and the Chase Gold MasterCard under the Chase brand. JPMorgan Chase employs more than 1,600 Canadians in its offices in Surrey, B.C., Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)

For further information: For further information: Media RSVP, Interview Requests & Additional Information, contact: Alexa Giorgi, Bilingual Communications Specialist, Canadian Cancer Society, (416) 934-5681, agiorgi@cancer.ca


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