Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

September 09, 2005 14:18 ET

Giant Colon Tour: Giant Colon Exhibit And Patient Information Session Open To The Public

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 9, 2005) - Colorectal cancer is 90% preventable if caught early, so let's do something to make a difference together! Come show your support and help make a difference. Let the public know that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable!

The Giant Walk Through Colon will be on exhibit at the Palais des congres de Montreal, during the World Congress of Gastroenterology. This amazing exhibit which originated in Brazil is designed to be informative and call attention to colorectal cancer, Canada's second biggest cancer killer.

The exhibit will be open to the general public on September 9 (10h00-18h00), 12 (11h00-19h00), 13 (11h00-19h00) and 14 (11h00-17h00). The Giant Walk Through Colon Tour will continue across Canada with stops in Toronto September 15 - 17, Calgary September 19 - 21 and Vancouver September 23 - 25).

The Giant Walk Through Colon is a 31 meter (102 foot) model of a colon and participants are able to walk through the exhibit and observe the entire happenings of the colon. Volunteers will be present to answer questions and literature will be distributed to visitors free of charge.

Free Patient Information Evening with a leading panel of experts will take place Sunday September 11, at 6:00 pm, at the Palais des congres, 201, Viger Street, Room 519. Admission is free.

About colorectal cancer:

In 2005, an estimated 19,600 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and sadly 8,400 will die from it. On average, 377 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every week and 162 will die of colorectal cancer every week. On in 14 men and 1 in 16 women are expected to develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. One in 28 men and 1 in 31 women will die of it.

About the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada:

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and educate Canadians about colorectal cancer, support patients and their families, and advocate for a national screening policy and access to treatment for patients.

To learn more, visit www.ccac-accc.ca or call our toll-free support line at 1-877-50COLON.

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths overall for men and women. 1 in 16 Canadians will be diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer and 1 in 28 will die from it unnecessarily.

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable and together we can make a difference.

Contact Information

  • INDICO Communication
    Pierre Bouchard
    (514) 951-7516 (cell.)