Media event advisory - Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jim Watson, to relate brush with skin cancer at screening event, Queen's Park, Toronto, Monday April 20, 2009



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and
Housing, Jim Watson, who had surgery two years ago to remove a skin cancer,
will have his skin checked and relate his experience with the disease at a
skin cancer screening event for MPPS and staff at Queen's Park on Monday April
20, 2009.
    Organized by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), the event aims
to make people aware of the early signs of skin cancer. The cure rate for skin
cancer found at an early stage is between 90 and 95%. Skin cancer is also a
highly preventable disease.
    Minister Watson and Dr. Cheryl Rosen, national director of the CDA's Sun
Awareness Program will jointly host a briefing on skin cancer at 9.30 am,
Monday April 20, 2009 in Rooms 228 and 230, Queen's Park.
    This will be followed by a three hour screening event (Rooms 228 and 230)
from 11 am - 2 pm attended by MPPs, Ministers and staff at Queen's Park.

    
    Media are invited to attend:

    9.30 - 9.40 am
    Skin cancer briefing by Dr. Cheryl Rosen, national director of the
    Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness program, and Minister
    Jim Watson.

    9.45 am
    Minister Watson will have a skin cancer screening.

    11 am to 2 pm
    Skin cancer screening event open to all Ministers, MPPs and staff at
    Queen's Park.

    On site:

    -   Dr. Cheryl Rosen and a team of Toronto dermatologists will be at the
        11 am to 2 pm screening session and available for interviews.
    -   Skin cancer stats, fact sheets, and digital images.

    When and where:

    Queen's Park, Toronto, Monday April 20, 2009, Rooms 228 and 230
    9.30 - 9.45 am skin cancer briefing by Dr. Rosen and Minister Watson;
    11 am to 2 pm skin cancer screening event
    





For further information:

For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun
Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, cell (604) 551-2597 or
(604) 985-9184 (cell only April 20, 2009); For more information, visit
www.dermatology.ca

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