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CANCER COUNCIL BOOK LAUNCH

Posted in cancer, fremantle, health by freoview on October 1, 2014

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Fremantle’s America’s Cup legend John Longley launched the SUN, SKIN, HEALTH book by Terry Slevin, Director of Education and Research at Cancer Council W.A. on board the sailing training ship  STS Leeuwin in Fremantle port today.

Slevin said that “This book is about understanding how to get the very best out of our sunny climate, while minimising the risk that is inherent in it.”

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world with 2,000 people dying from skin cancer in Australia each year, so slip, slap, slop continues to be the message.

Leeuwin crew member Ashleigh Tapper climbed up the 33-metre high mast to show that if 2,000 books were stacked up to represent those who die each year from skin cancer, it would go all the way up to the top of the mast.

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