October 08, 2004

Burnaby Mayor Gives Moving Breast Cancer Speech, Pledge

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan made a moving speech about breast cancer at the Burnaby Board of Trade 2004 Business Excellence Awards luncheon yesterday. He pledged to have his head shaved today to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Corrigan said he, and other city staff, would have their heads shaved to stand in solidarity with a city employee who recently underwent surgery and chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Corrigan said he wanted to speak to the men in the audience, and tell them that one in nine women will get breast cancer, and to think about their mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and friends.

Support British Columbia cancer research, and check out the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Posted by Paul at October 8, 2004 08:02 PM