Push For Your Tush

The annual Colon Cancer 1K/5K Walk and 10 K Run is taking place in communities across the country throughout the month of June. The Push for Your Tush event raises awareness, funds and support for people facing colon cancer.

According to Colon Cancer Canada, the disease is 90 per cent preventable if detected early.  Middle aged people, 50 years and older should be screened for CRC(colorectal cancer) and earlier if there is a family history or for those with inflammatory bowel disease such as Colitis or Crohn’s Disease.

One in 14 men and one in 15 women are expected to develop CRC in their lifetime and it is the second most common cause of death from cancer in both men and woman across Canada.


  • Blood in stool (bright red or very dark)
  • Change in bowl habits for no apparent reason
  • Persistent cramps
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent gas pains
  • Need to evacuate with little stool
  • Constant fatigue

These are some of the common signs of CRC but can be symptoms of other conditions as well.  The disease has also been diagnosed in patients with no early warning signs, if you have any risk factors or symptoms or are over the age of 50, contact your doctor to schedule a screening.

For more information about CRC or to register visit www.pushforyourtush.ca .