Visit The Breast Show in Town Thursday
It’s called The Breast Show In Town.
Thursday, Sept. 14, at North Broadway Baptist Church, organizers are hoping to raise awareness about breast cancer.
“Don’t become another statistic,” said co-organizer Brenda Pearce. “Breast cancer is preventable.”
Breast cancer affects more than just women, said Pearce, who has been helping organize The Breast Show with founder RN Patricia Kennedy for the past three years. Kennedy, a clinical thermography technician and RN, originated the show 15 years ago in London, and last year expanded it into new areas including Windsor and Walkerton.
“It’s affecting men and children of all ages,” said Pearce. “So do your family a favour and come, learn to reduce your risk at The Breast Show In Town.”
Some 30 per cent of cancer is preventable according to the Canadian Cancer Society, Pearce noted. “So come learn how.” Doors open at 5 p.m. and it runs until 9 p.m. Three speakers are on the schedule, including the keynote speaker, Dr. Scott Nagasawa. There will be 50 vendors, door prizes, and much more.
“The keynote speaker is a Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,” said Irene Hurley, Max International, event sponsor. “His focus is cellular health, which affects all diseases, especially cancer.
“I just think it’s so cool that we get to host it in Tillsonburg,” said Hurley.
A portion of proceeds goes to Son-Flower Stables in Otterville.
Tickets are $5 at the door, or through PayPal online through The Breat Show in Town website, www.breastshowintown.ca, which also provides more information on the 30-plus exhibitors - from Essential Health to Sprouting World to The Breast-Rest, the full schedule of events including presentations at 6 p.m., 6:50 and 7:40 and the presenters, resource pages, and more.
Contact the organizers, coproducers Patricia Kennedy and Brenda Pearce RN, at info@ breastshowintown.ca or phone 5190-667-0666.
The next Breast Show will be in London in February.
“It’s a series of shows, and vendors and speakers tend to change,” said Pearce, noting people keep coming back because the information presented is so “life changing and riveting.”
“And it’s updated so quickly,” said Hurley. “There’s new stuff about cancer all the time.”
- With files from Heather Rivers.
Brenda Pearce (left) and Irene Hurley.