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Annual Fundraising Gala - Spice up your life!

March 22, 2018

Save the Date - details to follow

Dress in Blue Day

March 2, 2018

On Dress in Blue Day, and throughout Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, you can help raise awareness about the second most common cancer in Canada. Friday March 2nd, we are encouraging families, businesses and organizations to dress in blue to show support for those touched by colorectal cancer, and to also share important information on how a healthy lifestyle and effective screening can save lives.

Why Go Blue? Dress in Blue Day is a good opportunity to engage in an activity that raises awareness about colorectal cancer prevention, while celebrating survivors and remembering loved ones lost too soon. In addition, organizing a fundraiser in your community forges stronger bonds between friends and neighbors while supporting the Colorectal Cancer Canada mission. We are the country’s leading colorectal cancer not for profit patient organization dedicated to colorectal cancer awareness and education, supporting patients and their families and advocating on their behalf.

How to Go Blue?

• Ask friends and families to show their support by wearing blue
• Hold a contest for the most creative blue outfits
• Distribute colorectal cancer awareness materials
• Decorate your home or workplace with blue lights and blue accents
• Share on social media why this cause matters to you

5 steps to raise money for the cause

1. Visit dressinblueday.ca
2. Create a team
3. Set a goal
4. Start fundraising
5. Wear blue

For more information, visit dressinblueday.ca or contact Frank Pitman at frankp@colorectalcancercanada.com (514) 875-7745 ext. 2529

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Decembeard 2017

So, you want to grow a beard? Or maybe you already have one and want to use your bristles to make a difference in the fight against colorectal cancer?

TAKE THE DECEMBEARD CHALLENGE!

The Challenge

During the month of December, get sponsored to grow a beard. If you already have a beautiful bushy beard, why not decorate it - did someone say human Christmas tree?

Get crafty and share the results with us! Sign-up today!

The Participants

Alone or in a team, men and women can participate in this challenge! Can’t grow a beard? Just put on a fake one or paint one on. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

The Cause

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada? The money you help raise will go towards funding the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada’s educational and support programs.

The Goal $100,000

Thank you for your participation!

Register or donate!

Meat Free Week

September 18 - 24, 2017

This September, challenge yourself, your friends, your family and your colleagues to give up meat for a week and raise funds for a great cause!

+ Sign up and create your Meat Free Week online fundraising page.

+ Write a short blurb about why you’re participating in Meat Free Week.

+ Upload a profile picture.

+ Select your fundraising target.

+ Encourage everyone you know to make a donation in support of your Meat Free Week efforts by sharing your unique fundraising page URL.

+ Spread the word

+ Start fundraising early and share your plans with others.

+ Use your personal fundraising page to invite friends via email or Social Media.

+ Tweet your support and/or Instagram your favourite meat free meals.

+ The social media buttons on your personal fundraising page will help make this easier.

+ Plan your week

+ Check out the delicious meat free recipes provided by our favourite chefs and foodies.

+ Stock up on supplies.

+ Have fun!

+ You’re on

+ Once Meat Free Week has started, share pictures of your meals on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and be sure to tag us #MeatFreeWeek.

+ Let us know which recipes are your favourites and which ones are the biggest crowd pleasers.

+ Keep up the momentum and be proud of your efforts - every dollar will make a difference!

Like us on Facebook @MeatFreeWeek and @BowelCancerAustralia

Follow us on Twitter @MeatFreeWeekOrg and @BowelCancerAust and if tweeting, remember to hashtag #MeatFreeWeek.

Follow us on Instagram @MeatFreeWeek and @BowelCancerAustralia and remember to use the hashtag #MeatFreeWeek.

+Vegetarian or Vegan

If you’re already living meat free, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved - recruit or sponsor a meat-eating friend, make a donation or check out our other ideas here.

Meat Free Week 2017 Website Intenational

+Meat Free Week International

Meat Free Week continues to grow in size and popularity, and now includes supporters in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Wherever you are in the world we encourage you to take the Meat Free Week challenge and raise funds for a great cause - click here to register.

You may like to consider signing up to support one of our international charity friends – sign up to fundraise for Bowel Cancer NZ, sign up to fundraise for Colon Cancer Alliance (USA), sign up to fundraise for Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, sign up to fundraise for World Land Trust (UK) - or celebrating the completion of your Meat Free Week challenge by making a donation to a cause of your choice.

+Take the Meat Free Week-End Challenge

If you missed the start of Meat Free Week, or don’t think you can manage a whole week without meat, we encourage you to give a Meat Free Week-end a try this 23rd and 24th September, or help us to begin the week with a Meat Free Monday on the 18th September.

Questions? Check out our Meat Free Week FAQs or Contact Us.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

It’s time to get our golf on! Join us on September 28th at Lebovic Golf Club to raise money for colon cancer research while practising our golf swing. Register here today to secure your spot on the course:

https://ccc.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=13781&mid=8

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Colorectal Cancer Information Session

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

“Offering Liver Transplantation to Patients with Unresectable Liver Metastases from Colorectal Cancer”

Presented by: Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin, HPB Surgical Oncologist Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

You all know that surgical treatment of liver mets can be curative and offers a distinct survival advantage when compared to chemo. But what if the liver mets can’t be surgically removed? Can liver transplantation be curative in select patients with unresectable, but non-progressing disease? There is a clinical study that is currently addressing that very question.

Dr. Sapisochin’s presentation will examine the early experience of offering liver transplantation to patients with unresectable liver mets from colorectal cancer, from study design and patient selection to patient outcomes. He will then describe the evolution of that idea into the current clinical trial using “living donor liver transplantation” (LDLT). LDLT has the advantage of being an elective surgery allowing for more control over pre-transplant chemo and tumor monitor. This will be an exciting presentation that should not be missed. Dr. Sapisochin will be happy to entertain patient and caregiver questions about the trial and more.

When: August 20th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House 2545 Sixth Line, Oakville

To Register:

Email: filomenas@colorectalcancercanada.com

Phone: 1 877 502 6566 x232

Asking questions and seeking answers is a sure sign of good coping. Together we can make a difference!