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Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation releases video game

The Toronto-based Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has released a video game called "Lost In Harmony." The game is intended to raise awareness of the experience of being a cancer patient by having the player follow the treatment of a teenaged character. The release of the game coincides with the foundation's "NoHairSelfie" fundraising campaign, which encourages participants to shave their heads on Feb. 4, designated World Cancer Day. The game, developed by Yoan Fanise, is available for Apple mobile devices.

"One of the most visible and devastating side effects of cancer treatment is hair loss," said Laura Syron, vice-president of community programs at the foundation. "It's also the one thing people identify with most when watching a loved one undergo treatment. Lost In Harmony's empathetic treatment of this journey made the decision to align with a video game an easy one."

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