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Prevent Cancer Now featured as Routes of Change launches circumnavigation of the globe

July 13, 2015

Markus Pukonen, one of Canada’s Top Explorers, is setting off to circumnavigate the globe using all manner of non-motorized transport, from canoe to pogostick. Prophetically called “Routes of Change,” this project is supporting and highlighting groups working for a better world.

WHEN:  July 13, 2015 ~ 6:00 pm
WHERE:  Silverbirch Ave. and the Martin Goodman trail in the Beaches, Toronto

Prevent Cancer Now is honoured to be part of this bold, courageous launch. “We see that old roads are not all taking us to the healthier world we envision, and that we all need to discover Routes of Change,” said Prevent Cancer Now Chair Meg Sears.

Prevent Cancer Now works to stop cancer before it starts, with research, public education and advocacy. Many preventable daily exposures can contribute to development of cancers.

Pukonen’s five year journey will begin at a tree planted in honour of his mother, by Lake Ontario in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto, where his parents’ ashes now rest.

All are welcome to join Prevent Cancer Now Chair Meg Sears and many others, on this historic occasion. Folks can paddle/peddle /run/row/sing & dance/hop/sail/skip/ski/skate/cartwheel alongside. We will walk the Beaches boardwalk, shadowing the first paddle strokes as Markus Pukonen embarks on his voyage around the world, to transform the world.

Markus Pukonen and representatives of participating groups will be available from 5:00 pm EDT.


For more information please contact:

Meg Sears PhD, Chair
Prevent Cancer Now

Markus Pukonen
+1 (250) 522-2188