Thunder Bay Canadian Cancer Society Showcasing Local Services

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"It's our belief that this could eventually cure later-staged metastasized cancer. People will not die from cancer, if our prediction is true.THUNDER BAY – LIVING – A showcase of what the Canadian Cancer Society offers the community in terms of services, cancer education, prevention and smoking cessation will draw attention to Intercity Mall on Saturday, February 14. A supportive and energetic team will be there to inform and encourage the Thunder Bay community on how they, or someone they know, can take advantage of the transportation services, wigs and turbans, cancer prevention messaging and education, and quit smoking resources. They will also be promoting the Society’s 2015 Driven to Quit Challenge in which participants can register to quit smoking for the month of March and qualify to win big prizes. The team will also be giving away free quit smoking kits to those who register for the Challenge other giveaways and prizes, there will be games and a Children’s Table.

WHAT?        Mission Market event and the Driven to Quit Challenge: Interviews and Photo Opportunity

WHO?          Canadian Cancer Society, Northwestern Office

WHERE?      Intercity Mall in the Promotions Court, Thunder Bay

WHEN?        Saturday February 14, 2015 from 10-2pm  

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

About the Driven to Quit Challenge

The Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division’s Driven to Quit Challenge, presented by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., makers of NICODERM® and NICORETTE®, is a health promotion campaign that is intended to motivate adult Ontario tobacco users to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco for one month their chance to win a grand prize of a car and other cash prizes. Participants are encouraged to access Smokers’ Helpline and Smokers’ Helpline Online for cessation support. To claim a prize, selected winners must demonstrate that they have remained tobacco-free for the month of March 2015.

About Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service that provides personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. Operated by the Canadian Cancer Society and funded by the Government of Ontario, Smokers’ Helpline has three ways to help Ontarians quit: phone support, online program and text messaging at 1-877-513-5333 and SmokersHelpline.ca

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