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Fun Friday, April 25th Environmental Defence Talk on Toxic Chemicals

Fun Friday, April 25th | 1:30 to 3:30pm

Brianna Starkey with Environmental Defence will be presenting on toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products. Environmental Defence conducts primary and secondary research analyses and reports on toxic chemicals, and influences both the provincial government and large companies to ban/ phase out chemicals linked to cancers and hormone disruption.

The purpose of their campaign is to inform the public about the ingredients in the products they use in everyday life. There are currently over 80 000 chemicals on the market, and 98% of those chemicals are understudied. We are now finding relationships between the presence of certain chemicals in the environment to cancers, and developmental and reproductive disorders. Our workshops are done in partnership with Breast Cancer Action Montreal, and are being presented across Canada. We feel it is important to speak to consumers about these issues, and ensure people are more informed about the contents in the products they are using every day.

Location: BCANS Resource Centre, 967 Bedford Highway, Suite 205 (Above Lawtons Drugs).

All are welcome! RSVP by calling 465-2685 or email

Lunchtime seminar with Dr. Paola Marignani April 16, 2014

“Sustainable Energy: More than a pipeline; a target for novel therapeutics”

April 16, 12-1pm @ the Life Sciences Research Institute, 1344 Summer Street, Halifax, NS

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Tumour suppressors and oncogenes researcher, Dr. Paola Marignani will discuss how novel markers of disease are discovered and targeted.  Dr. Marignani will share her groundbreaking research and shed light on the role of mutations in tumour suppressors genes, and how these mutations drive the expression of oncogenes. The seminar addresses how innovation platforms play a role in the discovery of novel markers of disease. Given an overview of cell metabolism, attendees will gain a deeper appreciation of metabolism as a driver of cell health. The complexity of signal transduction and the role it plays in druggable target discovery will also be discussed. This seminar will discuss aspects of early stage translational research leading to pre-clinical trials. 

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Pink Spring Celebration – April 5, 2014 – The Halifax Club

A huge thank you to all who contributed, sponsored, volunteered and attended our Pink Spring Celebration! It truly takes a community working together to make a difference!

With much appreciation from the Pink Spring Committee!

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  1* Antigonish Support Group at 7:00 pm
2* LookGoodFeelBetter-MonctonHosp at 1:30 pm
* Halifax Support Group at 7:00 pm
* Stephenville Support Group at 7:30 pm
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7* Falmouth Support Group at 1:30 pm
* Charlottetown Support Group at 7:00 pm
8* Moncton Support Group at 7:00 pm
9* LookGoodFeelBetter-Antigonish at 1:00 pm
* Saint John Support Group at 6:30 pm
* LookGoodFeelBetter- QEII Hfx at 7:00 pm
10* Fredericton Support Group at 7:00 pm
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14* LookGoodFeelBetter - Yarmouth at 1:00 pm
* LookGoodFeelBetter- Saint John at 1:30 pm
* LookGoodFeelBetter- Moncton at 1:30 pm
* LookGoodFeelBetter-Fredericton at 2:00 pm
* Sackville, NB Support Group at 6:30 pm
* St.Stephen Support Group at 6:30 pm
* New Glasgow Support Group at 7:00 pm
* Grand Bank Support Group at 7:30 pm
15* LookGoodFeelBetter- St.John\'s at 1:00 pm
16* LookGoodFeelBetter - Bathurst at 9:30 am
* Annapolis Valley Support Group at 1:00 pm
* Sydney Support Group at 1:30 pm
* Evanston Support Group at 7:00 pm
* Gander Support Group at 7:30 pm
* Springdale Support Group at 7:30 pm
17* Truro Support Group at 7:00 pm
18 19 20* torbay/Mt Pearl Support Group at 2:00 pm
* Corner Brook Support Group at 2:00 pm
21* Pink Panthers! - Bedford at 6:30 pm
* Yarmouth Support Group at 7:00 pm
* Greenwood Support Group at 7:00 pm
* Placentia Support Group at 7:30 pm
22* LookGoodFeelBetter - Sydney at 1:30 pm
* Sussex Support Group at 6:00 pm
23 24* Fogo Island Support Group at 7:30 pm
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28* LookGoodFeelBetter - QEII Hfx at 1:00 pm
* LookGoodFeelBetter - Ch\'town at 1:30 pm
29* NewWorldIsland Support Group at 2:00 pm
* Burgeo Support Group at 7:00 pm
30* Halifax - Caregiver Support at 7:00 pm