What does a green thumb have to do with cancer?
The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a half-day, Cancer Prevention Forum in Vancouver. At this event you’ll learn simple you can do to prevent cancer—such as choosing safer alternatives to pesticides when gardening. It’s free and informative to help you and your loved ones avoid preventable cancers by making a UTURN for change. Guest speakers will explore how to make good decisions on cancer prevention, how personal choices and government legislation can protect us from cancer causing substances, such as pesticides and a new initiative to promote cancer prevention in BC.
Date: Saturday April 26th from 12noon-2:30pm
Location: The Croatian Cultural Centre,
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
Register today by phone 604 945 3574 or online
Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited.
Moderator: Dr Art Hister of House Calls on Radio CKNW and health commentator on Global TV
Marla Shapiro, Cancer: Why it’s important to lower your risk
MDCM, CCFP, MHSc, FRCP(C), FCFP
Media commentator on health, family physician, associate professor, author and breast cancer survivor
David Hammond, Where we’re at with tobacco and what’s left
Asst Professor, Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Member of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Kathryn Seely, Pesticides: An idea whose time has gone
Manager, Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division
Carolyn Gotay, Cancer Prevention: The Role of Individuals, Communities and Environments
BA, MA, PhD
Professor, Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of