Hundreds of international breast cancer survivors and supporters walk downtown Hamilton, Canada to kick start World Conference on Breast Cancer

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 General News J E 4

HAMILTON, ON, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - 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

Media contact:

Fiona Robinson Hill & Knowlton Canada 416-413-4737

SOURCE World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation



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