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Free Cancer Council seminar coming to Mildura

Monday 21 April, 2008

The Cancer Council Victoria will hold a free cancer seminar in Mildura on Friday 23 May.

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 between 10.00am - 12.30pm at Mildura Grand, Seventh Street, Mildura.

The Cancer Council's Cancer Information and Support Service Director, Doreen Akkerman, said the free seminar is an opportunity for Mildura 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 Mildura 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 Relay For Life Coordinator, Mr Grant Fenton 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.

Mr Grant Fenton will highlight the amazing work that the Mildura community has done to support our events like the recent Mildura Relay For Life and what can be done in the future.

The Cancer Council Victoria's Mildura Cancer Information Seminar will be held on Friday 23 May from 10.00am to 12.30pm at the Mildura Grand, Seventh Street Mildura.

Topics will include the Cancer Council's work in the Mildura community, reducing your risk of cancer, coping with a cancer diagnosis, support services for people affected by cancer, their family and friends.

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 Belinda Goldfinch on 9635 5262 or 0419 552 719