/R E P E A T -- Canadian Dermatology Association Event advisory - Nova Scotia
MLAs, staff and survivors to participate in Legislature skin cancer screening
and awareness event, Wednesday April 21, 2010/

HALIFAX, April 16 /CNW/ - MLAs and staff at the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia will have their skin checked for skin cancer by Halifax dermatologists at Province House, Halifax, on Wednesday April 21, from 12 noon to 2.30 pm.

Organized by the Canadian Dermatology Association, the event aims to highlight the need for early detection of skin cancer and make people aware of the signs of this disease.

Many skin cancers can be identified by people themselves, their partners or close family members, so knowing what to look for is crucial.

Bill Casey, long time federal MP, melanoma skin cancer survivor and Nova Scotia's Department of Intergovernmental Affairs senior representative in Ottawa, and Halifax melanoma survivor, Doreen Dingle will also be participating in the awareness event.

Media are invited to attend the event.

    
    -   Halifax dermatologist and CDA Sun Awareness Program spokesperson, Dr.
        Richard Langley, will be on hand from 12.45 pm to 2 pm for interviews
    -   Bill Casey, long time federal MP, melanoma skin cancer survivor and
        Nova Scotia's Department of Intergovernmental Affairs Senior
        representative in Ottawa, and Halifax melanoma survivor, Doreen
        Dingle will also be on site for interviews.
    -   Skin cancer statistics and fact sheets will be on hand
    -   Digital Photos of skin cancers also available

    What:  Nova Scotia MLAs and staff participate in skin cancer screenings
    and early detection awareness event hosted by Halifax dermatologists.

    When and where: Wednesday April 21, 2010, from 12 noon to 2.30 pm,
    Province House, Uniake Room, Hollis Street level, Halifax.
    

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information: For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, cell (604) 753-9929, (604) 985-9184 or email ssherlock@dermatology.ca

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