We need a Canadian push… Oral, head and neck cancer awareness

The Oral Cancer Foundation in the States is starting to make some serious headway in the awareness campaign to make people sit up and take notice  of the need for early detection of Oral, Head and Neck cancers.  Hell, look what early detection did for me!  Leveraging the good work of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance’s ‘walks’ organized around the free screening program that is being promoted for a week in April, this year from April 12th ’til the 18th (2010), they are aggressively targeting the broad spectrum of the population who just don’t get it, but might.  Now that sounds … Continue reading We need a Canadian push… Oral, head and neck cancer awareness

A violent few days…

The Monday has dawned as a bright, warmish (for March in northern Alberta!) day after a week and weekend of violence… both man-made and another example of Mother Nature pushing back. Late last week in Ontario, just outside of Belleville, an eighteen year old boy murdered two people while trying to get at his estranged girlfriend.  He killed the girl’s mother, her younger sister and seriously injured the object of his affection before fleeing…  The husband/father found the carnage when he returned home early in the morning from what I assume was a night shift. Here in Edmonton a disgruntled employee, suspended from … Continue reading A violent few days…