Media Advisory - The sun is back: the Canadian Cancer Society would like to make outdoor workers aware of skin cancer prevention

MONTREAL, May 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada: more than 30,000 new cases will be diagnosed in Quebec in 2017, including 1,000 melanomas. Nevertheless, outdoor workers can reduce their risk of developing skin cancer by almost 100 per cent by protecting themselves from the sun.



The Canadian Cancer Society's Tu ne gagnes rien à bronzer (You don't gain by tanning) campaign and the UV Photomaton squad's visit to the Botanical Garden with a special camera which reveals the real and permanent skin damage caused by UV rays. We'll use the occasion to raise awareness among those who work outdoors (horticulturists/gardeners) of the dangers related to the sun's rays and talk to them about ways to prevent skin cancer.


Interviews and photo opportunities are available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


May 3, 2017


Montreal Botanical Garden (André-Bouchard Hall)

4101 Sherbrooke East, Montreal


The following people will be available for interviews from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:   

-  A melanoma survivor

-  Horticulturists will have their photos taken with the CCS's UV Photomaton (photo booth)

-  A Canadian Cancer Society representative


SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division

For further information: André Beaulieu, Director, Communications, Canadian Cancer Society,, 514 217-8327

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