Asbestos, radiation and some heavy metals are known to cause cancer but more research is needed to identify them. The Occupational Cancer Research Centre is working to increase knowledge and evidence to help identify, prevent and ultimately eliminate exposures to cancer-causing substances in the workplace.
The Centre is jointly funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Care Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and was developed in collaboration with the United Steelworkers. Dr Paul Demers, director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, will be in Sarnia on April 4 as keynote speaker at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Breakfast fundraiser.
“The Canadian Cancer Society funds world-class research to improve how cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated. The Society’s investment in the Occupational Cancer Research Centre will help us better understand the link between cancer and the workplace, which will ultimately lead to policies that prevent more cancers and save more lives,” says Helen Cole, manager for the Canadian Cancer Society in Lambton County.
“This important work would not be possible without the generous contributions of donors and dedication of our volunteers,” she adds.
Join the fight against cancer!
Members of the public and business community are invited to attend the Daffodil Breakfast.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7:30 to 9:30 AM
Holiday Inn Sarnia, 1498 Venetian Boulevard
Tickets are $20 each and are available by calling 519 332-0042
The Daffodil Breakfast kicks off the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month fundraising campaign in Lambton County. During April, more than 700 local volunteers will be involved with numerous activities to raise vital funds for the fight against cancer.