Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada - CCAC

The Giant Colon Tour > Introduction  

Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, because one of the most unusual, fun and interesting educational exhibits is about to make an appearance at a location near you! You have to see it to believe it!

The CCAC’s latest initiative, The Giant Colon Tour, is on the road and you are invited to experience something truly memorable. An astounding 40 feet in length and eight feet high, The Giant Colon is a multimedia exhibition for all ages that features all of the pathologies that may be found inside the human colon, including colorectal cancer.

The Giant Colon exhibit is animated by the CCAC’s professor in residence, Dr. Preventino. Captured on 5 video displays, Dr. Preventino will guide you on your tour through the Giant Colon and provide healthy lifestyle tips to keep you and your colon healthy.

“The Giant Colon Tour will benefit all visitors, showing them in a fun, graphic way that colorectal cancer is ‘Preventable, Treatable and Beatable’,” says Dr. Preventino.

The Giant Colon exhibit was launched during the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March 2009, The Giant Colon will be touring the country on a regular basis, and will appear at community centres, gymnasiums, hotels, shopping malls, anyplace that can accommodate such an imposing presence.

Question to Dr. Preventino:

Why do you do this and why should I be interested in participating in this unusual initiative?

Dr. Preventino:

Because colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada, but it is also very much preventable.

Because you can learn about all the diseases of the colon and how you can help prevent them by changing your diet and exercise regularly.

Because We want you to know that you can be tested (screened) for colorectal cancer to prevent the disease.

The CCAC greatly appreciates the generosity of Sanofi-Aventis through an unrestricted educational grant.