SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

2015-2016 marks 90 years for the Canadian Dermatology Association

September 16, 2015 10:30 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Calgary -- Strides for Melanoma 5K Walk for Awareness on Sunday, September 27th, 2015

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - September 16, 2015) - The Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness Program along with local Calgary dermatologists and residents will be hosting a Sun Awareness Station at the Strides for Melanoma 5K Walk for Awareness event on Sunday, September 27th, 2015. This event will educate individuals on the importance of early detection and prevention of all skin cancers.

Who: Dr. Susan Poelman, Calgary Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Patricia Ting, Calgary Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Mike Kalisiak, Calgary Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Lyne Robertson, Calgary Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Alim Devani, Calgary Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Toni Burbidge, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Tess Peters, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association

What: Strides for Melanoma 5K Walk for Awareness
Interview and Photo Opportunity

When: Sunday, September 27th, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. Registration, 10:00 a.m. Start

Where: North Glenmore Park - Snowy Owl Picnic Site - 7305 Crowchild Trail South.

Why: To help generate awareness about the importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-examinations.

Background:

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. It is also the most common cancer in the world.
  • Up to 70% of all melanomas are first identified by the patient themselves (53%) or close family members (17%).

Contact Information

  • For further information:

    Nimmi Sidhu
    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 613-738-1748 ext. 228
    Cell: 613-797-0743
    nsidhu@dermatology.ca