/R E P E A T -- Event advisory - Canadian Dermatology Association: Free, public skin cancer screenings offered by Calgary dermatologists at Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre, Thursday June 11, 2009/



    CALGARY, June 8 /CNW/ - Calgary dermatologists are inviting the public to
a free skin cancer screening event at Killarney Aquatic and Recreation Centre,
Calgary, on Thursday June 11, 2009, from 10am to 1pm.
    The event, hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association happens during
National Sun Awareness Week, June 8 - 14, 2009.
    This year's focus is melanoma, a less common but serious form of skin
cancer which will affect 5,000 people this year and cause 940 deaths. It is
highly curable (90%) if found early.
    Those worried about spots or moles on their skin, or who have had a lot
of sun exposure through outdoor work or recreational activities, are also
encouraged to come down for a free, private screening.

    
    Who: Canadian Dermatology Association, Calgary dermatologists

    What: A free public skin cancer screening, sunscreen samples, sun
    protection info.

    When and where: Thursday June 11, 2009, from 10 am to 1 pm, Killarney
    Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 1919 - 29 St. SW, Calgary.
    

    Note for media outlets: A Calgary woman who had melanoma will be on site
for the screening and available to relate her personal experience with this
disease. Calgary dermatologists and Sun Awareness Program spokespeople, Dr.
Rick Haber and Dr. Laurie Parsons, will be available for interviews also. Skin
cancer facts and stats sheets available. Skin cancer image bank also available
for media use.





For further information:

For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun
Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, Office: (604) 985-9184,
Cell: (604) 551-2597, E-mail: ssherlock@dermatology.ca

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