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The Trillium Foundation Supports Prevention Presentation

Despite the fact that nearly half of all males and 4 in 10 females will get cancer in their lifetimes, most people are still not thinking about the real cure – prevention. People just don’t make the connection between their environment – everything that we are exposed to, in the womb and after birth – and cancer. We’d like to change that, and we’re happy to report that the Ontario Trillium Foundation agrees.

The Trillium Foundation has provided Prevent Cancer Now with funding to create a powerful multi-media presentation campaign to be launched this spring. The presentation, Prevention – the Real Cancer Cure, will document the many preventable causes of cancer and highlight the changes you can make, personally, in your community and at the national level to reduce incidence of cancer. It may surprise some. It may save lives. It will certainly challenge people to take charge over their health and not just wait for disease to hit. It will be authoritative and fully researched, with credible data and powerful visuals to communicate that message.

PCN will recruit volunteer presenters from all ages and all walks of life—some of whom may have personal experience with cancer—and train them to deliver the presentation in an informative, credible, and entertaining manner. They will pilot this life-saving message in public seminars in Ottawa area workplaces, schools and community centres, before taking the show on the road – across Ontario and the country.

With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and assistance from other partners, we expect to launch our first presentations in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario in May 2010.

Watch for our public announcements, providing dates and places for our free seminars. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, or getting involved as a presenter, we’d like to hear from you.

Please contact Jake Cole, Co-chair of Prevent Cancer Now. He can be reached at 613-755-0110 or info@preventcancernow.ca.

Article by Jake Cole, PCN Board Member

 
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