Supporting Colorectal Cancer Charities

About Balanse Bum Run

The Bum Run is a not for profit organization founded by Dr. Ian Bookman, a gastroenterologist in Toronto, with the goal of raising awareness about colorectal cancer screening in order to prevent the 95% of cancer deaths which still needlessly occur.

Our Mission

To increase awareness of how common colorectal cancer is today.  To increase participation in screening programs to prevent colorectal cancer.  To raise funds for charities that have a record in saving lives through promoting easy access to screening.

Our Charities

This year, all proceeds will go toward one of several colorectal cancer related charities. The charities have been selected based on their performance record and proposal of use of the funds raised.

Kensington Screening Centre is our purpose-built, not-for-profit ambulatory endoscopy clinic, opened in 2009. The Kensington Screen Clinic team provides quality endoscopy services to our patients in a safe and comfortable environment. Our goal is to exceed patient expectations and improve quality of life by providing exceptional preventative screening services and achieving excellent health outcomes.

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is a national non-profit organization whose mandate is threefold: raising awareness, supporting patients and advocating for screening and treatment.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation is devoted toward upgrading the GI unit at St.Joseph’s Health Centre that provides screening and treatment for colorectal cancer to the very large catchment area of South West Toronto.

GIFT (Group for the Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment) is the only formal multidisciplinary team for intestinal failure in Canada, their goal is to improve the care of patients with intestinal failure and to create new knowledge through clinical and translational research

Colon Cancer Canada, a national powerful organization that is dedicated to saving lives through increasing public awareness, promoting easy access to screening, funding research initiatives and providing support to colorectal cancer patients and their families.

William Osler Health System is a hospital system ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’ that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Ontario and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province.

Balanse Bum Run Event

On Sunday APRIL 30, 2017 at 8AM, participants will launch the sixth annual Balanse Bum Run, a 5 Kilometre walk / run event to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.  It will be a highly visible event, starting at Queen’s Park Circle, and proceeding along  College Street, Spadina Avenue, Bloor Street and Bay Street.There will be a separate 1km walk/run for our Little Bums starting at 7:40am. The Little Bums race is a free event for children under 12 years of age.


Balanse Probiotic™ is the targeted probiotic that helps with the daily maintenance of a healthy and normal functioning digestive system.

Balanse Probiotic™ contains three specially selected probiotics in capsule form with the patented 2CEC™ resistant coating to ensure the targeted delivery of the probiotics directly to the colon where probiotics work best.

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14845 Yonge St.,
Unit 6, Suite 255
Aurora, Ontario L4G 6H8

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