Invitation - AQDM launches its awareness campaign to put a stop to unnecessary blindness with the Minister responsible for seniors

    MONTREAL, July 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Mark your calendar! The official launch
of the Association québécoise de la dégénérescence maculaire (AQDM) campaign
to help prevent Quebecers from succumbing to unnecessary blindness is fast
    Minister responsible for seniors, Marguerite Blais will join the
Association this coming Wednesday to help launch the regional awareness tour.
This first of its kind initiative will help participants understand the signs,
symptoms of wet age-related macular degeneration and what you can do to
prevent the disease from progressing.
    You are invited to attend to find out more about the tour first-hand, get
expert insight into wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its
treatment from an eye care specialist and learn more about the disease from
someone who is living it. You will have the unique opportunity to experience
visual and hands on demonstrations of what it is like to live with wet AMD.
Brief presentations will be followed by an opportunity to meet and talk one on
one with Minister Blais, AQDM President, Gérard St-Denis and other presenters
in a casual setting.

    When:   Wednesday July 9 2008
            10h30 a.m.

    Where:  Embassy Suites Montreal
            208 St-Antoine West
            Room 514

    About the AQDM regional tour: The AQDM tour will hit the road on July
29th with stops throughout Quebec and will continue until March 2009. The
regional events will help give the public practical tips of the signs of AMD
and provide hands-on experience of what it's like to help them better
understand this progressive disease that, left untreated, can cause rapid and
severe central vision loss in a matter of weeks to months.

For further information:

For further information: Geneviève Déry, HKDP Communications and public
affairs, (514) 395-0375 ext. 232, Mobile: (514) 219-2764,;
Source: Association québécoise de la dégénérescence maculaire (AQDM),

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