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F Cancer raises awareness and creates community for cancer survivors

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Tell cancer to fuck off this weekend at Studio as local DJ and promoter Riley Miller aka Millz Skillz brings Fuck Cancer to Lethbridge for the fourth time.Riley Miller is excited for this year’s Fuck cancer event at Studio. Photo by Richard Amery
 It will be at Studio, Saturday, Feb. 3 with DJ Rabbyt, Zodiaque and Millz Skillz.

“This is the fourth year.I started it in 2013 then managed to take a break in 2017  to let it percolate. Because the last year I did it, I also brought in Jenna Marbles,” continued Miller, who is has had a busy month  performing an array of gigs as Millz Skillz as well as organizing other events.

“But a lot of people wanted me to do it again,” he continued.

 Fuck Cancer is a non profit  foundation founded in 2009, which is now operating all over Canada and the U.S.
Yael Cohen  Braun and Julie Greenbaum merged their two non profit organizations Fuck Cancer and F*ck Cancer, which they individually formed around 2009 and 2010 after their mothers were diagnosed with the disease,  into one non-profit organization dedicated towards a common goals of preventing  cancer, detecting it early and supporting those affected by cancer.
A perk of organizing an even like this one is some of the people  he’s met.

“ I met Stephen Amell from the TV show Arrow. He was involved with the Vancouver event, and I got my picture taken with him. There is a lot of celebrity involvement with Fuck Cancer. P Diddy is involved with the Los Angels event. So its nice to be involved with F Cancer,” he said, noting the event is all about creating community, so admission is T shirts with different colours reflecting the type of cancer you want to draw attention to Ovarian = Teal; Pancreatic= Purple ; Lymphoma = Lime; Leukemia = Orange; breast = Pink.

“An interesting thing is this year’s t-shirt designs are the same as two years ago, so you can get in with that as well,” Miller said.

“We’re hoping 200 people will come out,” he said, adding shirts are selling steadily.

More details can be found at including the history and programming.

“ It can be difficult to talk about cancer for friends and families who have had to deal with cancer,” he said, noting the shirts help create a sense of community.
The night begins at 9 p.m. Message Riley through Facebook or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 February 2018 13:37 )  
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