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ELLICSR (the Electronic Living Lab for Interdisciplinary Cancer Survivorship Research) is a welcoming environment at the Toronto General Hospital. From the University Health Network website:
The goal of ELLICSR is to improve the cancer experience by exploring novel ways to learn from survivors, to develop new survivorship communities and to study how cancer survivors can be engaged, empowered and active in adopting healthier behaviours that minimize the negative impact of cancer and its treatment. It is a spacious community centre with teaching and self management areas for patients and survivors that include: a full kitchen, a community resource space, consultation rooms and an exercise room.
We are excited to announce that we will be joining organizations such as Prostate Cancer Canada and Rethink Breast Cancer at an event this Thursday. We hope you will join us for our first Community Connections event!
Behold, the fabulous “butt bus” currently making the rounds in Toronto and Laval. We launched these extra special additions to our GetYourButtSeen campaign to celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2011. Can’t wait to come up with next year’s cheeky scheme!
Many thanks to Ogilvy Montreal, the creators of this daring (and fun!) campaign; to our partners at Hill & Knowlton for assisting with media outreach; to the Toronto Transit Commission and the Societé de Transport de Laval for approving the risqué designs; to CBS Outdoor and MetroMedia Plus for your impeccable service ; and to Dr. Alain Sotto, a true trailblazer in the world of workplace colon cancer prevention and screening programs (can’t wait to tell you more about the work he’s done for the TTC!)
After the cut, see some pics of our media events in each city and just a glimpse of the press we got!
Are you ready to Graffiti Get Down?
The event is being planned and executed by 2nd year Special Events Planning Students at George Brown College in Toronto, and we hear it’s going to be a blast!
GGD is all about the four pillars of hip hop (emceeing, DJ’ing, breaking, graffiti) and showcasing those pillars. Our purpose is to raise money for the George Brown College first year Special Events Students, and this year an amazing 20% of the proceeds will support Sophie’s Run, an initiative benefiting the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.
Just four years ago, one of our professors at George Brown College, Nicole Chuchmach’s mother Sophie, passed away from colorectal cancer. During her mother’s illness and to help with the pain, Nicole started to run and she continued to run to help with the pain and grief of her mother’s passing. In 2008 Nicole started a charity, Sophie’s Run, to keep the legacy of her mother alive. Nicole and a team of runners, with the support of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, ran from Milton ON to NewYork City raising $175, 000 dollars in honour of Sophie.
We also want to honour Sophie, and the courageand strength of both her and Nicole, by donating 20% of our funds raised from GGD.
Please join these incredible young crusaders for a fab night of live urban culture featuring a breakdancing competition and graffiti art raffles. You can also see what it feels like to be bad-to-the-bone and create your own grafitti masterpiece on site. You’ll be supporting George Brown College Special Events Scholarship fund and Sophie’s Run, two very worthy causes!
You can reach Graffiti Get Down on their brand-new Twitter account, @GraffitiGetDown.
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
It was sexy, it was flashy, it was rock & roll- and it raised crucial funds for the CCAC’s awareness campaigns, advocacy initiatives and patient support programs.
On December 1st, the CCAC’s first GetYourButtSeen Runway Gala rocked the Olympia Theatre in Montreal, welcoming some 250 guests and a whole host of media coverage. The GetYourButtSeen bus campaign turned heads, and we know this will too- so we’re taking this saucy soiree on the road! The next chapter in this saga takes place in Toronto in spring/summer 2011.
We’re still crunching the numbers and support is still pouring in, but it looks like this endeavor raised upwards of $175,000 for the cause- an incredible first year!
After the cut, enjoy some photographic previews of what’s in store for Toronto 2011.
Interested in sponsoring or volunteering with the Toronto event? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Calling all Torontonians! This Wednesday, April 7th, Stephen Lewis will be speaking at The People vs. Cancer event at the University of Toronto. He will challenge Canadian universities and students to bring forward their skills, innovation, creativity and leadership to the challenge of significantly reducing cancer rates in one generation. He will also be advancing the C2CC campaign effort to have cancer control included in discussions at the G8/G20 meetings to be hosted by Prime Minister Harper in June 2010.
The CCAC will be there with our information booth from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. to answer your colorectal cancer questions and give you some vital information.
To RSVP, contact April O’Donoughue (450.292.3456 ext.222). We’ll blogging about the event afterwards, too!
PET Scan: Positron emission tomography – specialized way to look at the organs of the body according to how fast they metabolize (use up) sugar; can be used to detect cancerous cells. Cancer cells have a high metabolism and absorb sugar faster than non-cancerous cells.
The CCAC is constantly exploring potential partnerships in the cancer care community. We all have the same goal- saving lives and beating colorectal cancer.
For the purpose of improving patient outcomes, the CCAC has now partnered with KMH Labs, based in southern Ontario. They provide access to a state-of-art PET/CT diagnostics overseen by a highly qualified panel of specialists. PET/CT services are available to Ontario-based colorectal cancer patients wishing to seek access through a physician referral (family physician, medical/surgical oncologist, or other healthcare provider). KMH Labs is offering this valuable service at a substantially reduced cost to those patients referred by the CCAC and will also furnish transportation for those patients unable to secure transportation to and from the clinic.
Need more information? Contact the CCAC at 1-877-50-COLON (26566) or KMH Labs directly at 905-855-1860, or by visiting their website here.
We will be updating our website soon with more about PET’s utility in the detection of colorectal cancer . In the meantime, click here to learn about other screening options.
The Wellspring Cancer Support network is hosting a CCAC patient information session tonight.
Come to the Odette House location (81 Wellesley Street East) to meet with Dr. Calvin Law (surgical oncology), Dr. Robin McLeod (colorectal surgical oncology) and Dr. Monika Krzyzanowska (medical oncology). Each expert will give a short presentation and we will be taking your questions. The session begins promptly at 7p.m. Don’t be shy- join us! The evening is sure to be an informative way to close National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Look at the magnificent Giant Colon, curled up in all its glory! That’s an aerial shot of the St. Lawrence lobby at Queen’s Park in. The Giant Colon will be there today and tomorrow to delight and perplex Torontonians yet again. Like it did during its last visit at Dufferin Mall, the Colon and its crew are generating quite a buzz for Toronto’s Twitter community. Here’s what people are saying:
- “Embarrassingly excited to walk through the giant colon in T minus 10 minutes.”
- “Yes, my friends, that is, in fact, THE GIANT COLON. I’m actually pretty excited about this, kudos to the Ministry of Health Promotion!”
- “There is a giant colon in the lobby. You can walk through it. http://ow.ly/1njJY I’m in slight shock.”
- “Going on a date to it tomorrow! Really! Ah romance. RT The Giant Colon will be back in Toronto at Queen’s Park tomorrow…”
- “No surprise there. I guess I have always just assumed that Queen’s Park might be at the end of the Giant Colon.” (funny!)
Nothing slips past you, Toronto!
Coming up this weekend, the Giant Colon will be at Salon des Générations in Montreal, at the Olympic Stadium. Entry to this trade show for all ages is free!
Then it’s on to Peterborough (March 23rd – 24th) and then Pembroke (March 26th – 27th) for Dr. Preventino and his knowledgeable sidekicks.