Media Advisory/Photo Op - First Ever Courage in Public Policy Award to be Presented to Federal Health Minister



    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the
National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) invite media to attend the
inaugural presentation of the Courage in Public Policy Award to The Honourable
Tony Clement. This award honours significant contributions to cancer control
policy.

    
    When:     Saturday, 3 February 2007
              12:15 p.m.     Media set up
              1:10 p.m.      Award presented

    Where:    Toronto Marriott Hotel
              Yorkville room, second floor
              90 Bloor Street East
              Toronto
    

    Background:

    CCS President Lori Messer will present the award to Mr. Clement to
recognize his leadership in bringing the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
(CPAC) to fruition.
    The federal government launched CPAC in November 2006 to oversee the
implementation of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. That Strategy will
encourage, support and facilitate collaboration and coordination of cancer
care in Canada. It will lead to fewer Canadians being diagnosed with cancer
and fewer dying from it.
    The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of
volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and to enhance the quality of
life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer,
visit our website, www.cancer.ca, or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer
Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

    Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and The Terry Fox Foundation, the
National Cancer Institute of Canada is the country's premier research
organization dedicated to supporting outstanding cancer research and advancing
cancer control. Last year, the Institute provided $67 million to support
excellent cancer research and related programs across the country.




For further information:

For further information: Please RSVP to: Alexa Giorgi, Bilingual
Communications Specialist, Tel. (416) 934-5681; Day of event cell phone: (416)
706-4793, agiorgi@cancer.ca; For more information, please contact Alexa
Giorgi


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