VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ -
WHEN: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (official launch)
WHERE: 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
WHAT: The British Columbia launch of Cancer Connections - a national
photography exhibition by PhotoSensitive, in partnership with
the Canadian Cancer Society. This free and public traveling
photography exhibition of more than 500 black and white images
showcases the many ways cancer affects the lives of countless
Canadians. It features the work of professional and amateur
photographers from across Canada who have been touched by
cancer and were inspired to document its impact.
WHO: Speakers will include:
- Barbara Kaminsky, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and
- Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Education and breast
- James Burns, Coordinator, PhotoSensitive
- Nancy Baye, three time cancer survivor featured in photo
Nancy Baye, a three-time cancer survivor, will help launch the British Columbia debut. She created Cancer Crusader (www.cancercrusader.com) to champion patients and survivors and her monologues and plays about the cancer journey have been performed across the country.
All photos in the Cancer Connections exhibition can be viewed on www.photosensitive.com/cc.
PhotoSensitive is a non-profit, national collective of photographers that harnesses the power of the camera to contribute to dialogue and impact on important issues of the day. For the past 18 years, the sum of these visions has provided compelling social comments on issues such as AIDS, child poverty, hospital care, health, racism, injustice, literacy among First Nations peoples, and the aftermath of the tsunami disaster. Cancer Connections is its most ambitious project to date. Utilizing photographers across Canada to photograph issues that impact the well-being of Canadians, PhotoSensitive uses the camera to tell a story, spur viewers to action and change the world, one photo at a time.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.
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SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (BC and Yukon Division)
For further information: For further information: Catherine Loiacono, Manager, Media Relations, Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon, T: (604) 675-7340, C: (604) 837-5643