The Zoomer Show to Host The Giant Colon Exhibit as Part of a Local Effort to
Educate Visitors About the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Prevention and
Other Diseases of the Colon

TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ -

    CONTACT:  The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
              President - Barry Stein (
              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 or call us today at 1-877-50-COLON (26566) for your free pass to the Zoomer Show

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