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The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon is fast approaching! Run, walk or volunteer with us on May 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2011
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!
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 www.bluenosemarathon.com 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!
The CCAC is proud to introduce Pat and Lauren Connors, children of the late, great Jim Connors. Their event promises to be a 6-pack of fun!
My Dad, Jim Connors—my idol, my hero—fought for two years against the injustice that was his own disease, Colon Cancer, and against the injustice of a healthcare system in Nova Scotia where certain life-extending drugs (in his case Avastin) were available only to those who could afford them.
Dad felt it patently unfair that his life would be extended because he could afford the drug, while others who could not afford it, would do without and die sooner. He advocated for that wrong to be righted.
Dad lost his personal battle before the other was won. He passed away in April 2008. A few months later the Nova Scotia government announced that it would fund Avastin.
Dad’s passing continues to leave a void—a void I know will never be entirely filled. However, those who knew and loved Dad are sustained by our memories of him and the legacy he left behind—a legacy of service to his community and devotion to those in need.
In the spirit of Dad’s legacy, my sister, Lauren, and I are committing to raise $20,000 to “Crunch out Colon Cancer.” Joined by family and friends, we will do a session of ‘8 Minute Abs’ for every $80.00 that we raise. (Don’t know what 8 Minute Abs is? Check it here, Gang!
Through this event we aim to raise money, awareness and spread a message that although Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in Canada, it doesn’t have to be! If caught early—through screening it is preventable, treatable and beatable.
Click here to read the news story announcing Nova Scotians’ victory.
Our aim is to keep our father’s legacy alive. We’re asking you to join us by spreading the word, volunteering your time to collect pledges, or donating some money to help.
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved!
Your financial support can be made to either organization on CanadaHelps.
Together we can “Crunch Out Colon Cancer!”
Hey Nova Scotians!
Spring has almost sprung, but you now have a good reason to dust off those skis or snowshoes one last time.
Sign up on-site to support the CCAC, get fit and have fun!
For more details contact:
Notice of Support from Craig Bethune, VP Medical Mart Atlantic and Co – Chair the Get Up There
“Beginning at sunrise on March 4, 2011, we will spend until sundown (or some part of the day) skiing, hiking or snowshoeing up to the top of Ski Wentworth. After warming up in the hut, we will ski back down.
The mission is to raise the awareness for the prevention and reduce the stigma associated with the colorectal screening. The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer. Similarly, our event will teach more people that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable!
Please help us get the word out about this event. A CCAC Volunteer will be on site and donations can be made through the event while on site , benefiting the CCAC.
Thanks for your support!”
Are you a citizen of Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax or Calgary? Do you need an extra push to get out there and get fit?
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is once again a proud charity partner in several runs across Canada in conjunction with the Canada Running Series and Scotiabank. I broke a sweat (and a personal record!) running in the Montreal event in 2010- if I can do it, you can too!
Contact Gail Grief (email@example.com) for more information about how you can run on a fundraising CCAC team.
Montreal: The Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k is taking place on April 17, 2011
Halifax: The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon is taking place on May 20 – 22, 2011
Calgary: The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is taking place on May 29, 2011
Vancouver: The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k is taking place on June 26, 2011
Toronto: The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is taking place on October 16, 2011
Just look at that storm cloud in the background! Could it be the whirlwind media frenzy that our iconic GetYourButtSeeen bottom is bringing to Halifax?
Metro Halifax has already picked up the story, and we hear there’s been talk of the campaign on the radio, too. Response has been very positive, but some worry it’s too edgy.
Get shocked and get SCREENED, we say!
There are just a few more days until Dalhousie Stands Up 2 Cancer, a full day of speakers, workshops and panel discussions organized by the Faculty of Health Professions. Don’t forget, the representatives from the CCAC will be at this incredible Halifax even on March 26th to inform the public about a disease that kills 9,100 Canadians each and every year.
Meet with CCAC volunteer Mark Berish and find out about how you can get involved in an incredible cause. The CCAC’s National Director of Development Gail Grief will be onhand to tell you about how you can support the CCAC by participating in the Blue Nose Marathon and other fun events. Finally, you can be inspired by Lynne Fitzgerald, a CCAC Cancer Coach who has been specially trained to support colorectal cancer patients and families in their treatment and survivorship journeys.
Come by and arm yourself with knowledge, plus meet some folks who are making a difference. We will have pamphlets and brochures at the ready. Learning about colorectal cancer could save your life, so come on out, Halifax!
Meet the CCAC’s National Director of Development Gail Grief and superstar CCAC volunteer Mark Berish at Dalhousie Stands Up 2 Cancer. Find out about how you can take steps to prevent colorectal cancer and sign up for one of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon events happening May 21st – 23rd. The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is proud to be one of the event’s Official Charities. Create your team today!
Dalhousie Stands Up 2 Cancer is happening March 26th, from 11:30 a.m. at the McCain building. Guest speaker Stephen Lewis will be taking the podium at the Ondaatjee Auditorium at 5:00 p.m., and there will be a reception at 7:00. Mark your calendars, Halifax!
Visit www.bluenosemarathon.com for more information about the marathon and how you can get involved in raising funds and awareness for the CCAC while getting fit and having a blast. It’s open to all ages and there are events for all fitness levels, so get the family involved!