The CCAC is proud to introduce Becky Pink. You may recognize her from the Get Up There (GUT) For Colorectal Cancer event on March 4th, where she spoke as a patient representative of our organization. Now Becky is tacking a new challenge as she prepares to run in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax- we hope you’ll join her on the course!

Hi guys,

You have all expressed interest in joining my team in the Bluenose Marathon and raising funds for the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. I am just reminding you to sign up online. The

CCAC would like to cover the registration costs of as many participants as possible who will commit to raising $250. If you are not interested in fundraising you are still welcome to join our team and participate in the run with team “Get Your Butt Seen Nova Scotia”.  If $250 sounds daunting to you, don’t worry, in addition to soliciting friends and family for individual pledges we are planning group fundraising events as well, such as bake sales, car washes, potluck dinners, etc. Anybody who participates in a group event will have a share in the proceeds to put toward their individual fundraising goals.

To join our team go to and click on the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge, then click on the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. Sign up as a new participant. The team name is “Get Your Butt Seen Nova Scotia” and the team captain is Gail Grief. You will also need to register for the actual bluenose marathon by filling out the pdf located on the marathon website. I will soon send along instructions on forwarding that to the CCAC for complimentary registration. Tell your friends an

d get them to sign up too! I am planning on running/walking the 10k, but you can do whatever portion of the marathon you would like.

Thanks for supporting me in my effort to raise money for a charity that is near and dear to my heart (and butt) and motivate me to participate in my first long-distance run!