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For Immediate Release
May 6, 2005
Guelph, ON, Canada

Fifth Annual Breast of Canada Calendar
Definitely Guaranteed to Inspire Conversation

Here at Breast of Canada Headquarters, we hold the liberating belief that ‘normal is beautiful’. To prove our point, we publish the Breast of Canada Calendar with fine art photos of 'breasts in their natural environment'. If you decide to own and use the calendar, we are confident your sense of breast health will evolve with each passing season.

It’s that simple.

Independently published by Sue Richards and a talented team of breast friends from across Canada, this educational calendar will inspire you to be breast confident and breast health informed.

Breast of Canada also includes thought provoking editorial copy. Have you ever wondered if there’s any connection between cosmetic and hair care product use and the incidence of breast cancer?

Here’s what we’ve learned so far. There is no scientific proof of a link. (But don't take that for an answer: there was no scientific proof linking smoking and lung cancer until 1996!)

Currently, several breast cancer groups in the United States are demanding that all ingredients in personal care products be properly scrutinized before they hit store shelves. Nearly 90% of these ingredients haven't been tested for safety. The Environmental Working Group's report Skin Deep (www.ewg.org) found that one-third of all beauty care products contain one or more ingredients classified as possible human carcinogens.

The 2006 Breast of Canada calendar is being dedicated (posthumously) to Dr. Gabriele Helms and her daughter Hana.

Born May 15th, 1966, Gabi lead her breast cancer support group in the organization of a " Networking Event for Young Women with Breast Cancer" called The Young and the Breastless. An assistant professor of English at University of British Columbia and a Canadian Breast Cancer Network director, Gabi was 38 years old when she died from breast cancer on New Year's eve, 2004. Tragically, her death came three days after giving birth to her first child.

Nineteen photos from the over 150 submissions to our Photo Contest are featured in the 2006 edition and eight Breast Haiku’s from our annual contest appear throughout.

Breast of Canada is a grassroots, cottage industry, artist effort, published in Guelph, the birthplace of topfree Ontario. BoC is honoured to be partnered with the Canadian Breast Cancer Network - cbcn.ca. Please check out our 2006 sponsors.

For Interviews or our FTP Image Gallery address:
Sue Richards
E: [email protected]
P: (519) 767-0142