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Held at the Keystone Centre as a feature of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, this dynamite event was the result of a collaboration between the Kick Butt team, CancerCare Manitoba and the Canadian Cancer Society. A special note of thanks to Joan Madrigga, a real cancer warrior and our iron lady, who worked tirelessly throughout the whole event.
Over 13,000 individuals passed through the shockingly pink, shockingly Giant Colon!
It has been a busy touring season for Dr. Preventino and the Giant Colon crew- and below the cut is a long awaited update to where the shocking and possibly lifesaving exhibit has been!
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.
The Giant Colon continues its tour across Canada with a stop on Christian Island, a large island in Ontario’s Georgian Bay. The Island is home to the Beausoleil First Nation, a Chippewa people. Throughout most of the year, the island’s population is about 700 people, a number that swells during the summer months due to tourism,
An astounding 674 member of the community came to learn about the pathologies of the colon! Young and old alike were gathered for the Beausoleil Health Fair, an educational event that took place on Thursday, August 5th.
A morning prayer was led by Leon King, followed by an opening ceremony by the newly elected Head Chief Roland Monague. Also in attendance were Alethea Kewayosh from the Aboriginal Cancer Strategy (of Cancer Care Ontario), Rina Chuya-Alanag, Population Screening Manager for the Strategy and Fire Chief Alan Manitowabi.
After the cut, you’ll find pictures from the incredible, eye-opening day-long event.
Earlier this year, the Credit Valley Hospital hosted the Giant Colon Tour at the Bramalea City Centre. It turns out, they’re our biggest fans! Along with the Giant Colon Tour crew, Credit Valley employees and volunteers were able to educate more than 7000 Brampton, Ontario residents about colorectal cancer and other pathologies of the colon. 7000!
To date, over 100,000 Canadians have made the possibly lifesaving journey through the Giant Colon. How do we know? It turns out the Giant Colon has many friends! Among them is SenSource,
The Giant Colon Tour crew is able to keep 100% focused on one-on-one discussions with the public, while SenSource’s people counters do all the work. After all, who wants to do headcounts when they can count smiles instead?
Do you want the Giant Colon in your community? Contact Adrian Mitchell, Director of National Exhibits: adrienm@colorectal-cancer,ca
The Giant Colon just returned from Manatoulin Island, Ontario, where it greet 1217 guests! That’s roughly a third of the community’s population, including hundreds of students and their teachers.
Also present were Chief Hazel, Health http://hesca.net/tramadol/ Director Mary Jo Wabano, the principal of Wasse-Abin and many Elders, who were given a tour in Ojibwe. Our visit coincided with Senior Citizens Month. First Nations that live on the Island include Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK), Sheguindah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River, Wikwemikong and M’Chigeeng.
Could this be the start of a whole new leg of the Giant Colon Tour? We hope so! After the cut, enjoy a picture gallery of the many people the Giant Colon educated!
How colon-smart is your workplace? The Giant Colon Tour stopped in at the Bruce Power Health & Wellness Fair in order to raise awareness in an Ontario region with a 14% higher colorectal cancer rate than the national average. The event was a joint venture with Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation, and it was an electrifying success.
More and more responsible and health-conscious businesses are holding health fairs and information sessions just like this. As a result, more and more men and women are being armed with the knowledge they need to prevent, treat and beat colorectal cancer. Kudos to the many Canadian businesses putting keeping their minds on our behinds!
Click here to learn more about the amazing Giant Colon, and learn how you can bring it to your community or event.
Click here for more information on Bruce Power’s event.
We could spend Eight Days a Week talking about the importance of colorectal cancer prevention, but sometimes the Giant Colon says it all for us.
Yesterday, the CCAC took a trip back in time when Beatles tribute band Day Tripper stopped by for a photo-op and a quick Magical Mystery Tour of our 40-foot model of the human colon. We were there at the Salon des Baby Boomers Plus to spread vital information about the importance of healthy lifestyles and to let the 50+ public know that there’s no reason to Twist and Shout– a simple FOBT or colonoscopy offers minimal discomfort and can catch cancerous polyps at early, treatable stages. But, a little advice From Me To You – talk to your physician about screening earlier than 50 if you show symptoms or if you have a family history of the disease.
“I just saw the message on Twitter from @coloncanada and was impressed by
the light-hearted, de-stigmatizing message encouraging people to get a
colonoscopy. The www.getyourbuttseen.com campaign is nothing short of
brilliant.” –One of our many devoted Twitter followers
One of our incredible Giant Colon Tour volunteers in Peterborough.
She’s a cancer survivor, and she says it loudly and proudly!
Canada’s finest checking out the Giant Colon in Pembroke, Ontario.
It was the final stop for the 13-city provincial tour, but there are thousands of communities left to explore!
Twitter posts regarding the infamous Get Your Butt Seen campaign: