/R E P E A T -- Canadian Dermatology Association - Event advisory -
Saskatchewan Health Minister, MLAs and staff in Legislature skin cancer
screening and awareness event May 4, 2010/

REGINA, April 30 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan's Minister of Health, Don McMorris, MLAs and staff at the Legislative Assembly in Regina will have their skin checked for skin cancer at a screening and awareness event on May 4, 2010.

Organized by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), the event aims to make people aware of the early signs of skin cancer, a disease that is clearly visible on the skin. The cure rate for skin cancer found at an early stage is between 90 and 95%.

Minister McMorris and Dr. Roberta McKay, regional director of the CDA's Sun Awareness Program, will jointly host a media briefing on skin cancer at 11.15 am, Tuesday May 4, 2010, Members Dining Room, Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. *Photo/Filming Op of Minister being checked for skin cancer.

The screening event begins at 10 am and runs to 1 pm. MLAs and staff are participating in this fully booked event.

Media are invited to attend:

11.15 - 11.45 am

Minister McMorris will have a skin cancer screening (Photo/Filming Op, then private screening).

Skin cancer briefing by Dr. Roberta McKay, regional director of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness program, and Minister Don McMorris.

10 am to 1 pm Skin cancer screening event open to MLAs and staff.

On site:

    -   Dr. Roberta McKay will be at the 10 am to 1 pm screening session and
        available for interviews.
    -   Skin cancer stats, fact sheets, and digital images.

When and where:

Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, Regina, Tuesday May 4, 2010, Members Dining Room.

11.15 am - 11.45 am skin cancer media briefing by Dr. McKay and Minister McMorris;

10 am to 1pm skin cancer screening event.

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information: For further information: Sue Sherlock, Communications Officer, Sun Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, cell (604) 753-9929 or (604) 985-9184 (cell only May 4); For more information, visit www.dermatology.ca

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