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Hundreds walk to raise awareness about breast cancer

first_img“Early detection saves lives” was the chant as hundreds took to the streets of Georgetown on Sunday to raise awareness on breast cancer as part of the activities to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The march, which was organised by the Public Health Ministry, commenced and culminated at Parade Ground on Middle Street, Georgetown.Leading the march were Public Health Ministers Volda Lawrence and Dr Karen Cummings, along with First Lady Sandra Granger; Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife, Sita; and several cancer survivors.Cancer survivor Desiree Edghill said that the walk differed from similar walks in that it allowed cancer survivors to feel embraced. “When people see survivors walking, I think that gives them some hope that I can fight this and I think what wasSome of the participants at Sunday morning’s breast cancer awareness walkgood about this walk also is that there was a lot of education happening on the way … so, I think it is important that we continue to walk and continue to let people know that early detection saves lives,” Edghill underscored.Also, a survivor, Public Health Minister Lawrence – who described herself as a ‘cancer warrior’ – said raising awareness was important, since many women experienced the symptoms, but were afraid to let people know or face the issue head-on.“When we come out in the public and we show them that even a minister or anyone – it does not matter who you are, but you can have cancer and you can be a survivor, you can war against cancer. So, this is to encourage [persons] to come out and do their breast checks,” Minister Lawrence is quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).Dr Cummings, the Minister within the Public Health Ministry, noted that the huge turnout demonstrated that more people were aware of the issue. The Minister said, “We certainly want to reduce the morbidity and mortality of cancers in general and more importantly, breast cancer, which is very common among women. So, I know that persons will learn to examine themselves every month so they can save their lives.”October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Governments, civil society groups and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) use this annual observation to raise awareness about the disease, and garner funds that will go towards research on treatments and a cure.last_img read more

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Maple Leafs fans pay big for slim chance of Stanley Cup glory

first_img advertisement Toronto Maple Leafs fan Chris Gauthier waits for the game to start outside of the Air Canada Canada at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto, Ont.Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia Network Reddit Recommended For YouMexican president to meet US congressional delegation, promote USMCA trade dealMarkets updateXPEL Announces Listing on Nasdaq; Registration Statement on Form 10 Declared Effective by SECBoeing to spend half of $100 mln fund to support 737 MAX crash victim familiesTSX opens higher on gains in materials shares April 15, 20199:04 AM EDTLast UpdatedApril 15, 20199:09 AM EDT Filed under News Retail & Marketing 1 Comments Bloomberg News Join the conversation → Comment Toronto Maple Leafs followers have a reputation for being hopeless fanatics. Now there’s data to prove it.Comparing ticket prices for various teams in the National Hockey League playoffs, which began this week, with the odds of those teams winning the Stanley Cup shows fans in Canada’s biggest city are paying the highest prices for a relative long shot.According to Chicago-based online ticket seller Vivid Seats, long-suffering Leafs fans are forking out a median price of US$475 per ticket for a chance to see their team hoist the Cup for the first time since 1967.Before Thursday’s Game 1, bookmaker DraftKings put the odds of the “The Laughs” winning ice hockey’s ultimate prize at 18:1, meaning a wager of $1 would win $18 plus the original bet. Those odds narrowed to 13:1 after the Leafs began their playoff run with a 4-1 win in Boston against the Bruins.“The passion that Canadian fans have for hockey certainly manifests in demand for playoff tickets,” said Stephen Spiewak at Vivid Seats.A victory by the 102-year-old team would end the longest championship drought in professional hockey.At the other end of the spectrum, fans in Tampa Bay can pick up tickets for $200 to watch the Lightning play the Columbus Blue Jackets.A $1 wager on current favorites Tampa Bay would win you $2.60. But where’s the glory in that?Bloomberg News More Share this storyMaple Leafs fans pay big for slim chance of Stanley Cup glory Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn David Scanlan, Cedric Sam and Erik Hertzberg What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Facebook Featured Stories Sponsored By: Maple Leafs fans pay big for slim chance of Stanley Cup glory A victory by the 102-year-old team would end the longest championship drought in professional hockey Twitter Email ← Previous Next →last_img read more

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