The Balanse Bum Run is proud to support the following charities in 2017.
Kensington Screening Centre
Kensington Screening Centre (KSC), a purpose-built, not-for-profit ambulatory endoscopy clinic that is part of the Kensington Health family, has been providing quality endoscopy services to our patients in a safe and comfortable environment since opening in 2009.
This year marked the beginning of the KSC Equipment Renewal Campaign, which aims to raise funds to replace our existing endoscopy system. Innovative technologies in endoscopy equipment allow for more accurate diagnosis and treatment, simplify setup and reprocessing, and improve workflow. This new technology will allow KSC to provide our patients with even safer, more comfortable procedures that achieve more accurate testing results.
It is a simple fact that screening saves lives and early detection is the first step in the treatment of colon cancer. Help us ensure that patients are getting the most accurate results while receiving safe and comfortable care
About William Osler Health System Foundation
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. William Osler Health System Foundation builds and fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System’s capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness.
ABOUT ETOBICOKE GENERAL HOSPITAL: Etobicoke General continues to improve its infrastructure to prepare the existing building to support the redevelopment and expansion of the hospital – including the construction of a new four-story wing. Originally opened in 1972, Etobicoke General is undergoing significant revitalization to meet the growing health care needs of the community.
About St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation
St. Joseph’s Health Centre takes care of the 500,000 people living in southwest Toronto who rely on great care close to home. Your support will help provide more screening and treatment for colorectal cancer in the dedicated GI Unit at St. Joe’s.
About Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients, and advocating for population-based screening and timely access to effective treatments.
The CCAC carries out a wide variety of awareness and education events throughout the year to increase the profile of colorectal cancer in Canada and educate the public. We participate in health forums and conferences, distribute educational material, hold free information sessions, and produce public service announcements for television, radio and print.
About Group for the Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT)
The GIFT program was established at SickKids Hospital in 2002 and remains the only formal intestinal rehabilitation program for children in Canada.
Treating approximately 25 new cases of intestinal failure each year across Canada, the GIFT program has been at the forefront of many novel treatment therapies. Most importantly, the GIFT program has reduced the number of intestinal failure related deaths in children from 25% when the program began to less than 1%.
The future is very exciting. Your support will help GIFT continue to assist children affected by intestinal failure and support research and treatment for the condition.
About Colon Cancer Canada
Colon Cancer Canada is a national organization dedicated to saving lives through increasing public awareness of colorectal cancer and access to screening, funding research initiatives, and providing colorectal cancer patient support.
Colon Cancer Canada has and is making a significant impact on this disease by financially aiding research efforts to find a cure and by offering a support network for both patients and families. The over $6.6 million raised to date has been instrumental in establishing fellowships and research chairs, financing hospital equipment, providing financial support to patient support services and increasing awareness about the necessity of early screening.
CCC believes that through the promotion of early screening and detection, colon cancer can be cured.