Archive for January, 2010

Pictures from The Giant Colon in Brampton

Pictures from The Giant Colon in Brampton

Here are some recent pictures we took with The Giant Colon in Brampton, ON! Be sure to check out the rest of the album after the break.

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A Self Guided Tour of Your Colon

Checkout the recent video report done by “The Standard” in St Catharines, On

Here is a link to the full article or watch the video after the break

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The Giant Colon shines in St-Catharines, Ontario

There was something special in the air upon arriving in St-Catharines Ontario on a cold Thursday night. Maybe it was the unusual architecture of the hotel we checked into, with its castle like appearance, alone, in the middle of a field. Or maybe it was the fact that we had an amazing team of volunteers assembled at the Pen Centre Mall, eagerly awaiting our arrival and more than ready to get their hands dirty assembling the Giant Colon. In retrospect, perhaps they were unusually excited about inflating an over-sized human organ in the late hours of the night but regardless, enthusiasm is always more than welcome here at the CCAC!

Following a flawless and record breaking quick set-up, we retired to our respective quarters for a well deserved night of sleep dreaming of The Giant Colon and Coloncancercheck!

The following morning, we woke up to a voice mail from our amazing local health lead, Kathy Hume , Clinical Manager for the Niagara Health System Regional Colorectal Screening Program, who had not been able to fall asleep and who had wanted to make sure we were awake, 3 hours before the mall was scheduled to open… We arrived with plenty of time to spare and finally opened the exhibit to the public. We then proceeded to prepare ourselves for the scheduled city launch, which was going to include our usual guest speakers (physicians, health care representatives, cancer survivors…) as well as the always loved ribbon cutting ceremony.

What we hadn’t expected however was that this launch would attract far more people than expected and that the media would also be present in greater numbers than usual. With such a buzz around the Giant Colon, the already large crowd grew exponentially until a sea of heads and cameras were surrounding us.

The launch set the tone for the rest of the two days which went by without a hitch. We were overwhelmed by the positive responses generated by the Colon and touched as always from hearing survivor stories from people who had traveled for hours for a chance to see the colon in person. Kathy Hume also turned out to be a star, running a very tight ship and providing us with the extra boost we needed to keep on going on a long and physically draining tour.

St-Catharines, we will not soon forget you!St

GC team signing off.

The Giant Colon takes Windsor by a storm

Check out the links below and see how U Windsor  nursing students help spread the word on behalf of the  the Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program and Coloncancercheck! The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is a proud to collaborate in this amazing project!


  • Windsor Star (Windsor, ON) – full article on Jan 20


  • AM800 the Morning Drive (Windsor, ON) –aired 4 times on Jan 19-20 (segment on order)
  • AM800 the Morning Drive (Windsor, ON) – live colon tour with Ron Basdeo aired on Jan 19 (segment on order)


  • CBC (Windsor, ON) – attended event; air date TBD
  • A News (Windsor, ON) – interviewed speakers at mall; air date TBD


  • Windsor Star (national) – full article on Jan 20

  • University of Windsor (national) – full article on Jan 20
Giant Colon in Windsor Photo update

Giant Colon in Windsor Photo update

Here’s a small update coming from The Giant Colon Tour currently in Windsor Ontario! Be sure to see the rest of the pictures after the break!

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Latest CCAC Media Coverage

We received some fantastic coverage from the media. Here is a sampling form North Bay and London Ontario. The attachments below can be see until January 26th. If you check just one check out the Cogeco one form Norht Bay!


  • A Channel (London, ON) – shot The Giant Colon and aired on Jan 16
  • A Channel (Windsor, ON) – full interview with Dr. John Day about Windsor event on Jan 14
  • Rogers Daytime (London, ON) – interview with Millie Litt aired on Jan 14
  • Cogeco Cable (North Bay, ON) – aired segment six times on Jan 12
    • CTV (North Bay, ON) – visited exhibit; air-date TBD

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Cogeco report from North Bay on The Giant Colon

The Giant Colon Appeared today on a Cogeco report from North Bay

The Giant Colon attracts thousands as it travels through Ontario Canada

The Giant Colon attracts thousands as it travels through Ontario Canada

The CCAC’s 40 foot multi-media walk through Giant Colon is off to a great 11 city tour in Ontario highlighting  the importance of prevention and screening. Physicians and cancer specialists are providing insight into colon  cancer and other diseases of the colon with an emphasis on the new Ontario colorectal cancer  screening program Colon Cancer Check.

The CCAC is proud to be a partner with the Ontario Ministry of  Health and Long Term Care and Cancer Care Ontario in the important project. We know that with primary prevention and screening we can prevent and cure this disease if we can catch it in its early stages. Watch for The Gaint Colon at these locations:

January 12-13  North Bay   North Gate Shopping Center

January 16-17 London   White Oaks Mall

Giant Colon partners with Colon Cancer Check

Inside The Giant Colon

January 19-20 Windsor  Devonshire Mall

January 22-23  St Catherins Pen Centre Mall

January 25-26 Brampton Bramalea City Centre

February 3-4 Kingston Cataraqui Town Centre

February 6-7 Waterloo Waterloo Town Square

February 24-25 Sudbury New Sudbury Centre

March 1-2 Thunder Bay Inter City Mall

March 4 Toronto City Centre (location to be determined)

2nd week of March  (TBD) Peterborough

We are Coming to Quebec in March as well! Dates to be posted firtst stop GatineauFeb 19 -21 with the Salon Des Generations! We will post more about this later.

Web TV Episodes

Stay tuned for our upcoming Web TV series following the Giant Colon Tour around Canada.

You will be able to see all of our new videos on our blog homepage as well as in the “Giant Colon” section above.