Meet Stephanie Valent. To celebrate her mother’s recent NED (No Evidence of Disease) status and to bring attention to the work of the CCAC, Stephanie will be running in this weekend’s Mississauga Marathon. She recently circulated this letter to her peers.


Hi Everyone,

As you know, my mother has gone through a hell of a year fighting colon cancer. She is now NED – No Evidence of Disease! She went through colon surgery, a liver resection, and 6 months of chemo. Along the way she has received support from the CCAC – the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

The CCAC is a fantastic non-profit association that has provided my mother the support and knowledge she needed to help fight this disease.

The CCAC also advocates for population-based screening and timely access to effective treatments. They are a fantastic association that gives my mother and many other colorectal cancer patients the hope, knowledge and power to help fight this disease.

Please support me as I compete in the Mississauga 5k run to support the CCAC (one day it will be a marathon…baby steps!). Click on the link below and select “The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada” and donate to help combat colorectal cancer!

***Overall, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Colorectal Cancer is one in a group of the deadliest cancers, yet receives the least amount of charity support. Please help change this statistic! ***

Have you had a colonoscopy? While it may be one of the deadliest, it is one of the most preventable cancers. Get screened today!

-Stephanie Valent


We are so proud of Stephanie’s commitment- and we are delighted that her mother is embarking on her survivorship journey.  We hope to see many more stories like this!

You can visit Stephanie’s  page to see her fundraising progress!