Media Advisory - Free Scarborough educational forum responds to needs of
people affected by breast cancer

SCARBOROUGH, ON, May 4 /CNW/ - In Canada, it is estimated that 22,700 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and that an estimated 5,400 women will die from the disease this year.(1)

Breast Cancer Today: An Evening of Care & Community is a free educational forum tailored to the needs of people diagnosed with breast cancer, their family members, friends and informal caregivers. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about the latest breast cancer advances and initiatives, learn about services and support groups in their community and connect with others affected by the disease.

Breast Cancer Today is presented by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region in partnership with Scotiabank.

Please plan to attend:

    WHAT:   A free educational forum for people living with breast cancer and
            their families and friends.

    WHERE:  Delta Toronto East Hotel
            Toronto Room
            2035 Kennedy Road
            Scarborough, ON

    WHEN:   Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    WHO:    Dr. Ophira Ginsburg, Women's College Research Institute
            Dr. Gurmit Singh, Juravinski Cancer Centre
            Dr. David Hodgson, University of Toronto



    (1) Canadian Cancer Society/National Cancer Institute of Canada. Canadian
        Cancer Statistics 2009, Toronto, Canada, 2009.

SOURCE Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region

For further information: For further information: Jennifer F. Modica, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Tel: (416) 815-1313, ext. 208, Email:

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