Those who have a focus on leading health-driven lives may be interested in attending an upcoming community event.

The Truth About Cancer series will be shown to the Columbia Valley community at David Thompson Secondary School theatre starting on Thursday, February 25th between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Voluntary donations to help cover the cost of rental and insurance will be accepted. If there is a surplus of donations, the proceeds will be donated to local cancer patients. The second showing will take place at the same time and in the same place on Thursday, March 3rd. The rest will be scheduled after further arrangements are made and depending on turnout.

Our motive in this presentation is to Pay It Forward, explained event organizers, Shelley Ford and Iris Meehan. We saw this presentation, thought of our own personal losses to cancer most of us today have been touched by this loss and felt we just couldnt keep it to ourselves.

The Truth About Cancer A Global Quest is billed as the documentary series the mainstream media refused to air, according to the Science Based Medicine Website. It consists of nine episodes plus two question and answer episodes, and is produced by Ty Bollinger, an outspoken supporter of natural treatments for cancer.

Mr. Bollinger began a journey of learning about the debilitating disease after losing several family members to cancer, and questioning the effectiveness of treatments that are available.

This Global Quest involved interviews with scientists, researchers, long term (cancer) survivors, doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists and oncologists from all over the world, coming together to educate, expose and eradicate cancer and to give us hope, Ms. Ford and Ms. Meehan explained All together 143 professionals from all over the globe participated in this process.

The series consists of nine different themes per episode, and includes a focus on prevention. Each episode is 1.5 hours in length.

We are so fortunate to live in a health-minded community, and this series takes us all around the world in support of being fully informed as we make our future health decisions, the duo concluded.

For more information, contact Shelley at 250 342- 5837 or shinesister@shaw.ca; or Iris at 250-409-4811 or ipmeehan@shaw.ca.