Colon Cancer Canada (CCC) was founded in 1996, and born out of significant
personal tragedy and loss. From a small, family-run charity, CCC has grown into
a robust, national organization that’s partnered with many prominent Canadian
celebrity ambassadors (including Anne Murray, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Darryl Sittler,
Neil Crone, Adam van Koeverden, and Lui Passaglia), and raised over $13 million to
combat a disease that is Canada’s second deadliest cancer and yet, 90% treatable
when detected early.
In 2016, over 9,000 Canadian families will suffer the unnecessary loss of a loved
one to colon cancer. CCC was created to provide support for these thousands of
people suffering from colon cancer and their families, and to shout loudly that
Canadians need not die from this silent killer.
Colon Cancer Canada is the only national organization dedicated to saving lives
through increasing public awareness, improving access to screening, funding
research fellowships and chairs, and providing education and support resources for
colon cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
Not only has CCC made a significant impact on this disease by raising financial
support to find a cure and to offer a support network for both patients and
families, it has also provided a platform to connect Canada’s best colorectal
specialists across the country, as advocates and champions on behalf of their
patients and their families.