/R E P E A T -- Event advisory - Free, public skin cancer screenings at Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Sunday June 14, 2009, 11 am to 2 pm/



    VANCOUVER, June 10 /CNW/ - The public is invited to a free skin cancer
screening and sun awareness event at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Beach
Avenue on Sunday June 14, 2009, from 11 am to 2 pm.
    The event, co-hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association and the
Canadian Cancer Society 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. The annual screening is a popular event
and is on a first come basis.

    
    Who:            Canadian Dermatology Association and the Canadian Cancer
                    Society BC & Yukon Division.

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

    When and where: Sunday June 14, 2009, 11 am to 2 pm, Vancouver Aquatic
                    Centre on Beach Avenue.

    (*)Note for media outlets: A 22 year old Vancouver woman who is a
    melanoma survivor will be available on site to talk about her experience
    with this disease. CDA's BC Sun Awareness Program director and local
    dermatologist, Dr. Jason Rivers, and a Canadian Cancer Society
    spokesperson will also be on site. Digital skin cancer images available,
    fact and stat sheets.
    





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; or Kristina Carrack,
Communications, Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, (604) 675-7340 or
cell (604) 831-2598

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