Friday August 10, 2012

The most bootylicious party of the year is back

Bring your friends to party with us and 350 other booty-ful people for our sixth annual Booty Bash.

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Booty Bash 2012

The most bootylicious party of the year is back with an exclusive venue in downtown Toronto to celebrate a sacred body part and raise a butt-load of cash for colon cancer prevention and screening. It's a party so rad it's going to put Beyonce, Shakira and LMFAO to booty-shaking shame.

Booty Bash has SOLD OUT in advance EVERY year so get your tickets early.

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@ The Storys Building

Bring your friends to party with us and 350 other booty-ful people at the exclusive Storys Building on Friday August 10 for our sixth annual Booty Bash. The all new Storys Building is the fanny-tastic venue where we'll drink and dance the night away to the derriere shaking beats of our special DJ. Expect some amazing prizes and an evening full of surprises! Naturally we want you looking your absolute best so this event is semi-formal - no bumming around.

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onFriday August 10, 2012

The Booty Bash committee is passionate about spreading the word about colon cancer. Tell your friends and family to take care of their booty and GET CHECKED!

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The Storys Building

11 Duncan St. (at Pearl St.)


M5V 3M2

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The Don McQuaig Foundation was created in memory of Don, a cherished husband, father, colleague and friend. Diagnosed at the young age of 53, he lost his battle with colon cancer on October 29, 2006. In keeping with his wishes, his wife Diane and daughters Kate, Laura, Margot and Jacqueline created the Foundation to promote awareness and early screening.

Over $315,000 dollars has been raised at the fundraising events "The Booty Bash" and "The Booty Splash".

  • The Endoscopy Screening Suite at Sunnybrook Hospital
  • Colon Cancer Canada's national advertising campaign
  • Dr. Sherif Hanna's Chair/Sunnybrook Foundation
  • The Kensington Screening Clinic — the purchase of a paediatric colonoscope to increase screening capacity
  • The Kensington Screening Clinic — matching donations for the annual March colon cancer campaign

At the time of Don's diagnosis the family had no idea how prevalent colon cancer was. In 2012, an estimated 23,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 9,200 will die of it. Overall, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and women combined. If detected early, this vicious disease is 90% curable.

We are determined to spread the word about early detection, and hopefully save lives. We do not want other families to lose a loved one as we did...colon cancer changed our lives forever.

No butt about it — colon cancer is serious business.

In 2009, an estimated 22,000 new cases were diagnosed in Canada. Close to 9,100 Canadians lost their lives that same year.

The good news is that colon cancer is 90% preventable if detected early! The Booty Bash wants to make sure no one experiences the pain and suffering of colon cancer. It is preventable, treatable, and beatable!

  • An estimated 10,300 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 4,200 will die of it.
  • An estimated 13,000 men will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 5,000 will die of it.
  • On average, 64 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day.
  • On average, 25 Canadians will die of colorectal cancer every day.

There is no "single cause" for developing colon cancer, but there some people who are considered to be at higher risk including:

  • People with a family history of colon cancer. If you have a first degree relative (parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent) with colon cancer, you should get tested 10 years before his/her age of diagnosis. If he/she was diagnosed at 48, you should be tested when you are 38 years old.
  • People who have already been diagnosed with polyps or early stage colon cancer.
  • People who have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease).
  • People with a family history of inherited breast cancer, uterine or ovarian cancer.
  • Middle-aged people, 50 years and over.
  • Blood in or on the stool (either bright red or very dark in colour
  • A persistent change in normal bowel habits such as diarrhea, constipation or both, for no apparent reason
  • Frequent or constant cramps if they last for more than a few days
  • Stools that are narrower than usual
  • General stomach discomfort (bloating, fullness and/or cramps)
  • Frequent gas pains
  • A strong and continuing need to move your bowels, but with little stool
  • A feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Fatigue

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