TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ -
CONTACT: The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
President - Barry Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
National Director of Development - Gail Grief
WHAT: To raise awareness that colorectal cancer is the second leading
cancer killer of men and women in Canada, the Zoomer Show will
graciously host the CCAC's Giant Colon, an educational
initiative with the objective of teaching Canadians that this
disease is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable! The message of
The Giant Colon is the importance of screening and how
individuals can prevent colorectal cancer. The CCAC has already
visited eleven cities across Canada since March 2009 and we are
grateful to its many local sponsors and National Lead Sponsor:
Sanofi Aventis. Together we can make a difference!
The CCAC will also have an exhibit booth in the Zoomer Wellness
Lounge supported by the generosity of AMGEN Canada.
WHO: The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC)
WHEN: Saturday, October 31 & Sunday, November 1, 2009 from
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Individuals who contact the CCAC directly will receive a free
pass to the Zoomer Show.
WHERE: Direct Energy Centre
100 Princes Blvd, CNE Grounds
Exhibition Place, Toronto
WHY: Colorectal cancer affects both men and women and is
Preventable, Treatable and Beatable! The disease is preventable
through screening and if detected early, it can be treated
successfully 90 percent of the time. The CCAC encourages cancer
prevention through awareness and education, healthy lifestyles
(diet and physical activity) and population-based screening.
Colorectal cancer - cancer of the colon or rectum - is the
second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada. The disease
surpasses both breast and prostate cancer in mortality. An
estimated 22,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with the disease
this year and approximately 9,100 are expected to die from it.
An almost equal number of men and women are affected by
colorectal cancer. One in 14 men and one in 15 women are
expected to develop the disease during their lifetime. One in
28 men and one in 31 women will die from it.
SOURCE Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
For further information: For further information: about The Giant Colon Tour visit www.colorectal-cancer.ca or call us today at 1-877-50-COLON (26566) for your free pass to the Zoomer Show