Visit The Breast Show in Town Thurs­day

Tillsonburg News - - OPINION - Chris Ab­bott

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.

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