Friday, March 31, 2006

Canada's new Breast Cancer Awareness 25 cent coin

Winnipeg Sun, March 31, 2006
It's a light pink swirl meant to engrave breast cancer in the minds of a nation. The Royal Canadian Mint announced its second coloured circulation coin this week, a 25-cent piece engraved with the disease's symbolic pink ribbon on its reverse side. Manon Laplante, executive director of Canadian Circulation Coins, hopes the pocket-sized reminder will raise awareness of the disease. The Canadian Cancer Society expected breast cancer to kill 5,300 Canadian women in 2005. "The public will touch these every single day," said Laplante after a Winnipeg media preview at the mint earlier this week. "This is the best way to communicate with Canadians." --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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