Make the Pledge and Get Screened for Colon Cancer

Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's here! Get in on the early bird special. Regular screening for colorectal cancer saves lives.

When caught early, there is a 90 percent chance that people with colorectal cancer will be cured.

Make the Pledge encourages average risk men and women 50 to 74 years of age to screen for colorectal cancer every two years using the Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).

Make the Pledge to talk to your health care provider about getting screened today! For more information visit

The "Invisible Man" and the South West Regional Cancer Program are touring the region!

Stop by, say hello and make the Pledge to have your photo taken at our photo station. Your photo pledge will join thousands of Ontarians online at Cancer Care Ontario’s Facebook page.

Dates and Locations of Photo Station:
  • Feb 19 London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital (B Tower Atrium - lower level) in London, ON 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Feb 20 Woodstock Hospital (Main Lobby) in Woodstock, ON 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Feb 21 North Perth Family Health Team in Listowel, ON 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Feb 22 Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show (Western Fair District) in London, ON 12 noon – 9 p.m.
  • Feb 23 Owen Sound Attack hockey game (Bayshore Community Centre) in Owen Sound, ON 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb 24 Heritage Mall (Sears Court) in Owen Sound, ON 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Feb 25 St. Joseph's Hospital (Cheapside Lobby) in London, ON 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Feb 26 Elgin Mall (Galaxy Cinema) in St. Thomas, ON 12 noon – 9:00 p.m.
  • Feb 27 Alexandra Marine & General Hospital in Goderich, ON *Event in Goderich canceled due to inclement weather*
  • Feb 28 Stratford General Hospital (main lobby) in Stratford, ON 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • March 1 London Knights hockey game (Budweiser Gardens) in London, ON 7:30 p.m.
  • March 2 White Oaks Mall (Bay Court) in London, ON 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Photo: Dr. Brian Yan, Regional Endoscopy Lead for the South West region makes the pledge during the kick off of the campaign in London.

media inquiries

Sara Wilson
Publicity and Promotions Specialist
South West Regional Cancer Program
519-685-8500 ext. 71826