/R E P E A T -- BC Cancer Foundation Media Advisory and Photo Op - Dream summer job in cancer research for Vancouver Island high school students to get a boost from Thrifty Foods/



    Thrifty Foods to announce new fund to expand BC Cancer Foundation program
    beyond Victoria

    VICTORIA, May 29 /CNW/ - High school students throughout Vancouver Island
will have the chance to benefit from a new fund, to be announced by Thrifty
Foods on June 3. The new funding will allow the BC Cancer Foundation's
successful High School Internship Program at the BC Cancer Agency's Trev &
Joyce Deeley Research Centre to expand outside of Victoria and offer a unique
summer experience to successful grade 11 applicants.

    
    WHEN:     Tuesday June 3, 10:30 AM

    WHERE:    BC Cancer Agency's Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre
              3rd floor, BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Island Centre
              2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC

    WHAT:     Announcement of new cancer research scholarship funded by
              Thrifty Foods. Lab demonstrations and photo ops

    WHO:      Malcolm Webster, Thrifty Foods, VP Marketing & Communications

              Navraj Chima, past high school intern at the BC Cancer Agency's
              Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre talks about his life-
              changing experience

              Dr. Brad Nelson, Senior Scientist & Founding Director, BC
              Cancer Agency's Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre

              Laura Walsh, BC Cancer Foundation Sr. Director of Development,
              Vancouver Island
    





For further information:

For further information: Penny Noble, BC Cancer Foundation, Senior
Director Public Affairs, (604) 707-5902, cell (604) 805-5637; Laura Walsh, BC
Cancer Foundation, Senior Director of Development, Vancouver Island, (250)
519-5554, (250) 480-9617 cell, email: lwalsh@bccancer.bc.ca

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