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Living Well Show Media Advisory


Public Invitation to Ottawa's First Living Well Cancer Care & Prevention Show on Sunday, September 21st

Living Well Show will showcase new ways to invest in health and well-being


OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2014 - The Living Well Cancer Care and Prevention Show will be the first time the cancer care community comes together under one roof:  The Ottawa Hospital, cancer associations, integrative medicine clinics, and local businesses will showcase their products and services for the Ottawa community.

On Sunday, September 21st, the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) will be the host of Ottawa's first Living Well Show at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   The day will feature 40 exhibitors from the Ottawa community, as well as expert speakers on the latest research and hot topics from The Ottawa Hospital, Prevent Cancer Now, Progressive Nutritional Therapies, The Green Beaver Company, and the OICC.

The Living Well Show will also feature free mini health assessments and healthy lifestyle demonstrations including nutrition, exercise and yoga.  Art therapy workshops with Jennifer's Flying Colours will be held for adults and kids.  Local cancer survivors and book authors Linda Morin (The Courage to Look Beyond), Tamara Levine (But Hope is Longer) and Shelagh Needham (All in the Same Boat) will be signing books. Special guests at 12:00 pm include Aboriginal Elder Annie Smith St. Georges, followed by Ottawa's infamous Babes4Breasts singers (Lynne Hanson and Jill Zmud) performing live.

The Living Well Show is a public event. Everyone is invited to attend; to learn and experience all the Ottawa community has to offer those seeking help for prevention or cancer care.

Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased in advance online at www.oicc.ca/livingwell.  Parking at the RA Centre is free. Proceeds from the Living Well Show will go to subsidized programs and care for patients of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.

What:      Living Well Cancer Care & Prevention Show  
               Download the Show Guide & Program
 
Location:       RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Date:             Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time:             10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tickets:          $10 per ticket will raise funds for subsidized care at the OICC.

About the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre

The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) is the first integrative cancer care and research centre in Central and Eastern Canada.  As a not-for-profit, regional centre of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the OICC welcomes patients at any cancer stage as well as those wishing to prevent cancer or its recurrence.  The Centre works with patients and physicians, to provide therapeutic programs that decrease side effects and promote health and improve quality of life during and after conventional treatment.  Through clinical practice, research and education, the OICC strives to assess and reduce possible causes of cancer while exploring innovative integrative treatment approaches.  For more information, please visit www.oicc.ca

For further information:

To schedule interviews with expert speakers or the OICC in advance of the Living Well Show, or on the day of the event, please contact:

Heidi Vincent
Marketing Communications & PR
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre
hvincent@oicc.ca
613-293-3564