March 26, 2014 12:17 pm
Updated: March 27, 2014 9:25 am

Campaign aims to “kick cancer” in Manitoba

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WINNIPEG – CancerCare Manitoba launched a campaign Wednesday aimed at reducing your risk of a cancer by 50 per cent.

A place to pledge your commitment has been set up at http://www.kickcancer.ca. You can commit to be smoke free, eat well, get in shape, reduce exposure to the sun, and get checked up.

“We know if we keep on this path in 20 years the number of Manitobans with cancer will increase by 50 per cent,” said Dr. Donna Turner at a press conference Wednesday. She also said every year there are 6,000 Manitobans diagnosed with cancer. That number is on par with cancer rates across Canada.

The changes though, can be daunting for some. A Winnipeg-based personal trainer says the key to success is making attainable goals.

“When you’re starting from nothing, its about going for a walk,” said Lindsay Hamel. “So just go for a walk every day have a friend you’re going to meet to go for a walk join a team play a sport those small things are very rewarding.”

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