Tobacco-free Ontarians to be rewarded Monday

TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - Eleven newly tobacco-free Ontarians will be declared winners of the 2010 Driven to Quit Challenge next week. More than 28,800 showed their drive and pledged to quit their tobacco use for their chance to win a new Ford Escape hybrid, one of two $5,000 vacation getaways and $15,000 in MasterCard gift cards. Winners and their support buddies will be on site with guest speakers and their prizes, including the new hybrid vehicle.

    WHAT?        2010 Driven to Quit Challenge official prize presentation

    WHO?         Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

    WHERE?       The Westin Harbour Castle - Harbour Room A
                 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario

    WHEN?        Monday, April 19, 2010

    9:30 a.m.    Continental breakfast served

    10:00 a.m.   Event commences

    11:15 a.m.   Photo and individual interviews opportunities

    Guest speakers:

    The Hon. Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion

    Cathy Gapp, Senior Manager, Health Policy and Patient Access, McNeil
    Consumer Healthcare (McNeil Consumer Healthcare, is a wholly owned
    subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Inc.)

    Rick Perciante, Acting CEO, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

About the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

For further information: For further information: and to book an interview opportunity, please contact: Patrick Erlich, Media Profile, Office: (416) 342-1835, Mobile: (416) 318-3821,

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