Free Cancer Seminar for Berwick

Friday 6 June, 2008

The Cancer Council Victoria will hold a free cancer seminar in Berwick on Thursday,12 June.

Local residents and members of the community are invited to come along and hear the latest news about support, research, treatment and cancer prevention, as well as ways to help the cancer fight from 5.30 to 7.30pm at Castello's Berwick Springs Hotel, Corner Clyde and Greaves Road, Berwick.

The Cancer Council's Cancer Information and Support Service Director, Doreen Akkerman, said the free seminar was an opportunity for Berwick residents to learn more about a range of cancer issues.

"The seminar is also an important way for those who have been affected by cancer either as a patient or carer, to connect with other cancer survivors and share their experiences, and find out what support is available," Ms Akkerman said.

"It also provides an excellent opportunity for community members to ask any questions they might have on cancer, and to talk about local issues the community is facing.

"I'd urge anyone from the area who wants to know more about cancer to join us at this free seminar," Ms Akkerman said.

The Director of the Cancer Council Victoria, Professor David Hill, Director of Communications, Ms Jane Sullivan and  the Director of Community and Fundraising, Ms Deb Stringer will also present important information for locals at the seminar.

Professor Hill will discuss the latest cancer statistics and present information on cancer research and prevention.

Ms Jane Sullivan will be introducing the Cancer Council's new Internet site and the many functions available to the public that will assist through one's cancer journey.

Ms Stringer will highlight the amazing work that the Berwick community has done to support our events.

The seminar is free, refreshments will be provided, and all community members are invited to attend. Registrations are essential; for more information or to register, call 1300 65 65 85 between 10.00am and 4.00pm.      

For more information or to arrange interviews please phone Jane Sullivan, Director Marketing and Communication on 0407 346 021.