The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada was pleased to accept a generous donation of $65,000 from Sanofi Canada and it’s employees to fund its vital awareness, support and advocacy activities.

Sanofi Canada employees were encouraged to take an educational tour of the CCAC’s 40’ long, walk through, multi- media, supersized representation of the human Colon that was installed at their annual National Meeting, on January 21 and 22. For each employee who took the tour, Sanofi Canada pledged to donate $5 to the association.
“With over 400 employees having taken The Giant Colon tour, many more than once, employees raised almost $6,500 for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. As a result of their overwhelming support of the fundraising effort, Sanofi Canada decided to add a zero to the amount and raise the donation to $65,000,” claims Jon Fairest, President and CEO, Sanofi Canada. “Our goal is to be a true partner in health to Canadians and this is one way we achieve this. We are proud to partner with and contribute to the association and the important work it does.”

“We greatly appreciate our long-standing relationship with Sanofi Canada and ongoing support they provide the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada in our efforts to increase awareness and education of the disease. With Sanofi’s help The Giant Colon became a reality in Canada, the result of which has been that millions of Canadians have learned about colorectal cancer and how it can be prevented,” said Barry D. Stein, President, Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

In 2013, 1 in 13 men and 1 in 15 women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Canada. Colorectal cancer is linked to several modifiable risk factors, emphasizing the importance of primary prevention and timely screening.

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