Archive for September, 2010
CCAC: We’ve had marathon runs, golf tournaments and baseball games, but The Ginga and Friends Charity Game may be the first soccer game that has ever benefited the CCAC! What inspired Ginga Soccer Inc. to dedicate this year`s event to the fight against colorectal cancer?
GINGA SOCCER INC.: Kevin’s [founder of the organization] father was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer and had surgery in February 2009. He is now is clear of Colorectal Cancer!
CCAC: What can we expect on the day of the event?
GINGA: There will be two teams playing a soccer game (hence the Ginga and Friends name). Both teams will consist of family, friends and employees of Ginga Soccer. At half time there will be a competition where five children get to shoot from half to try and win a prize. There are gift certificates and a cash prize of $100.00! The soccer club is having their annual banquet later on in the evening and Kevin will be guest speaking, as he did last year. We will have the banners up for the CCAC throughout the day and people will be educated on the disease and ways to reduce risk.
CCAC: Some studies have shown that regular exercise can greatly reduce one’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. Does Ginga Soccer Inc. have any tips for someone who would like to use soccer to get fit and reduce their risk?
GINGA: Any exercise in someone’s daily regimen is highly recommended. Ginga Soccer strongly suggests stretching. It is very important to stretch!
On Sunday September 26th, come out to Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club in Tillsonburg, Ontario. You’ll be supporting the fight against colorectal cancer while supporting fun fitness activities- the very same sort that may reduce your colorectal cancer risk!
Entrance to the exciting game is a minimum $3 donation. All proceeds will be coming to the CCAC.
Contact Kevin deSerpa, founder of Ginga Soccer Inc., for more details [firstname.lastname@example.org, 226-339-0419]
On September 13th, the CCAC and the generous Bigwin Island Golf Club invited members of this Ontario community to Be a Sponsor, Be a Player, Get Involved!
Overcast skies didn’t stop the tournament’s participants from getting active on the luxurious Bigwin course and raising funds for the CCAC and the fight against colorectal cancer.
After the outpouring of creativity from last year’s incredibly successful International Public Service Announcement Contest, we’re back online with a brand new competition. Click here to read the official press release.
- We’re shaking things up with a slick new submission website, complete with a public voting system, artist profiles, commenting features and more. Register today at www.ccacpsa.com!
- Now there are three ways to win, with a new Audio category. Sing from your heart, conduct an interview with a survivor or create a commercial-style PSA. Let your voice be the star! Like last year, you can also excessive your creativity in the Video and Print categories
- It’s easier than ever to spread the word within your friends and contacts. Check out the “share” section of the contest submission site. A simple click will share the contest with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers. Click here to follow the CCAC Twitter account for contest updates.
We’re accepting entries until March 11, 2011. Do you have what it takes to be a winner?
A polyp was found during TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz’s routine colonoscopy. The precancerous polyp was successfully removed by Dr. Jon LaPook, gastroenterologist and and Chief Medixal Correspondent for CBS News. Dr. Mehmet Oz is fifty years old.
The Emmy-winning surgeon and author joined the ranks of Early Show host Harry Smith and Today Show host Katie Couric, having a colonoscopy procedure done on-air for this season’s first episode of The Dr. Oz Show. He’ll discuss his feelings and fears during September 7th’s episode.
The CCAC wishes Dr. Oz well, and hopes that this will influence an abundance of North Americans to take the steps to getting screened!
Take a break from training for the Kick Butt Run and get your butt over to Garden City Shopping Centre. The Giant Colon is there in all its glory! We’ll be educating the public about colorectal cancer for the rest of the weekend and getting everyone pumped for the run on September 11th.
Guest speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday morning included CCAC President Barry Stein, Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross (representing the province of Manitoba & Minister Oswald), Jean Sander from ColonCheck Manitoba (CancerCare Manitoba), Gord Steeves (Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg) and Linda Venus (Canadian Cancer Society). The opening ceremony was emceed by Sid Chapnick, a dedicated CCAC Cancer http://hesca.net/valium/ Coach and Chairperson of Kick Butt for Colorectal Cancer.
Click here to view the official press release.