Hundreds of International Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters Walk Downtown Hamilton, Canada to Kick Start World Conference on Breast Cancer

By World Conference On Breast Cancer Foundation, PRNE
Sunday, May 29, 2011

HAMILTON, Ontario, May 30, 2011 -

The 6th World Conference on Breast Cancer will be hosted in Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada
. The Conference brings together hundreds of breast cancer
survivors, advocates, and health professionals and researchers from developed
and developing countries. The purpose is to build a global network where a
woman in Kenya has the same access to breast cancer education, screening,
treatment support and advocacy as a woman in Canada.


The Conference begins with opening ceremonies and the conference
delegates walking silently through the Hamilton downtown to build awareness
about breast cancer.

Through the week, education sessions ( will be held for delegates led by
international breast cancer experts.

The Conference will end with the Youth Day ( for youths aged 15 years and older.


The following individuals will be available for interviews.

- Leila Springer, breast cancer survivor and President, World Conference
on Breast Cancer Foundation

- Lorna Larsen, Coordinator, Youth Program

- Scotiabank representative


Opening ceremonies: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6 p.m.

Conference sessions: Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10, 2011

Youth Day: Saturday, June 11, 2011


Opening ceremonies: 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton, Ontario

The Conference sessions and Youth Day: Hamilton Convention Centre,
Hamilton, Ontario

About the World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation

The World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated
to international and multi-disciplinary action on breast cancer. It holds a
global conference on breast cancer every three years in Canada as part of its
mission to increase awareness and advance action on breast cancer through
knowledge exchange, capacity building, advocacy and global networking.
Scotiabank is the premier sponsor of World Conference on Breast Cancer
Foundation. For more information, visit

    For further information:

    Media contact:

    Fiona Robinson
    Hill & Knowlton Canada


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