Mr. Speaker, last evening I had the pleasure of co-hosting, along with the Canadian Dermatology Association, the third annual Chuck Cadman memorial skin cancer clinic.
I am pleased to announce that last night's event saw its highest turnout of over 150 guests. The doctors performed over 60 full examinations and many partial.
In 2009 it is estimated that more than 75,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer, 5,000 will have melanoma, and 940 will die.
Skin cancers, including melanoma, are highly curable if detected and treated early.
I would like to thank my colleagues from all sides of this House, the Upper Chamber and staff for coming out and partaking in this important event.
This summer I will host a similar event in my riding in which I hope that together with the Canadian Dermatology Association, we can help save lives.