Sixth Annual 5km Strides for Melanoma Walk for Awareness
|September 21, 2017||Filled under Life||
Where: Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton
When: September 24, 2017
Cost: To register to walk visit www.melanomanetwork.ca.
Details: Join the Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) for the sixth annual 5km Strides for Melanoma Walk for Awareness supported by NEUTROGENA with 20 walks across Canada and a virtual walk. Lace up your sneakers and help raise awareness and funds for melanoma patient support programs, prevention efforts and increased awareness by taking part in walks in Toronto’s Sunnybrook Park, Mississauga’s Erindale Park and Hamilton’s Confederation Beach Park. Registration is at 9am.
Toronto – Sunnybrook Park, 1132 Leslie Street
Mississauga – Erindale Park, 1695 Dundas Street West
Hamilton – Confederation Beach Park, 585 Van Wagners Beach Road
Melanoma Walk for Awareness Schedule:
9am Registration and Opportunity for Team Photos
9:30am Opening Ceremonies
9:50am Warm-Up Stretching
10 Ready, Set, WALK!
Noon Walk wraps up
Speakers will be available for interviews between 9am – 9:30am in each location.
Melanoma is one of the top seven most frequent occurring cancers in Canada and is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in youth ages 15-29. You are at a higher risk of developing melanoma if you have one or more of the following characteristics: prolonged exposure to UV radiation including outdoor sun and artificial UV radiation (tanning beds, sun lamps); severe blistering, sunburns before the age of 20; a family history of melanoma; more than 50 moles on your body; moles with unusual shape or colour; skin that tends to burn; fair or freckled skin; red or blonde hair and blue eyes; or a weakened immune system.
Melanoma can be a deadly form of cancer, but if diagnosed early, it is often treatable. It is one of few cancers that is preventable and is visible to the naked eye.