Get Up There for Colorectal Cancer

GUT 10: Through the ages

On average, one Nova Scotian dies every day from colorectal cancer. An insidious disease, that is over 90 per cent treatable if detected at an early stage.

It started with a group of friends wanting to celebrate the lives of fathers lost to colorectal cancer. Spending a day outside, hiking and skiing at SkiWentworth; while raising a toast together. It felt like a one-off, a fitting way to honour their memory, but the buzz afterwards was all about one subject: “what are we doing next year?”

And so, Get Up There was born. one day, one hill, 200 eager participants. Hiking up and skiing down Ski Wentworth as many times as possible, with one common goal, to prevent this silent killer.

For the last 10 years we have raised over $300,000 net to support the awareness for the fight against colorectal cancer, the purchase of a Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery set (equipment) to aid early detection and funded the promotion of screening kits sent to every Nova Scotian over the age of 50. But it’s still not enough as less than 30 per cent of these kits are returned each year and Nova Scotians continue to go undiagnosed.

This year, GUT 10 participants will not only climb mountain but help move them by bringing Colorectal Brachytherapy – a leading non invasive treatment technology to the QEII. By establishing this program, we are improving outcomes for Nova Scotians facing a colorectal cancer diagnosis.

Be a part of something extraordinary and help us making GUT 10 a year to remember.

Register today.

Event Details

Friday, March 2, 2018
Ski Wentworth
Registration: $25 (covers lift ticket)

To learn more, please contact Caroline Simpson via email at or by phone at 902 442 7145.



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