Canadian Cancer Survivor Network event puts spotlight on the need for cancer to be an important federal election issue
- Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green MPs expected to speak
- Results from a new national CARP survey on cancer to be presented
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:00-9:30 a.m. (speeches from 8:30-9:00 am)
WHERE: Wellington Building, Room 325, entrance at 197 Sparks Street
OCCASION: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Breakfast Event on Parliament Hill, marking National Cancer Survivor Month and Cancer Immunotherapy Month
Members of Parliament seeking re-election, other federal candidates and federal parties should consider the needs of the one in two Canadians who will be diagnosed with cancer when they are planning their healthcare platforms for this fall’s general election. Additional federal support to provincial healthcare systems is vital to meet the needs of cancer patients.
Results of a new national survey on cancer conducted by the Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP), Canada’s largest advocacy organization for older adults, will also be presented.
The event will be addressed by:
- Jackie Manthorne, President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN)
- Rick Baker, President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP)
- Paul Wheatley-Price, medical oncologist at Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre and President of Lung Cancer Canada
- Robin Sully, cancer patient and Chair of the Ontario Multiple Myeloma Advocacy Committee and Co-Chair of the Ottawa-Gatineau Multiple Myeloma Community Network
- Members of Parliament representing the Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic and Green parties
About the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and the Breakfast Event
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is a seven-year old fast-growing organization working with cancer patients and survivors to connect with others to plan action, learn about healthcare system complexities, and act to promote best care and healthier survivorship. Visit us at survivornet.ca. The Breakfast Event taking place on June 11th has been made possible through the support of CCSN and Merck Canada Inc.
The Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Today CARP has more than 320,000 members. As a non-partisan association, CARP is committed to working with all parties in government to advocate for older Canadians. Its mission is to advocate for better healthcare, financial security, and freedom from ageism. CARP members engage in polls and petitions, email their elected representatives, connect with local chapters and share stories and opinions on urgent issues. For more information, visit carp.ca.
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