10 Things to Know about Lynch Syndrome (Infographic)

May 6, 2015 11:08 AM

You may have heard of Lynch syndrome, but many people wonder, what exactly is this disease?

The Mayo Clinic defines Lynch syndrome as an inherited condition that increases your risk of colon cancer and other cancers. Because Lynch syndrome is hereditary, families with a history of this disease tend to have more cases of colon cancer than would typically be expected.

This infographic by Myriad gives us the basics on what you need to know about Lynch syndrome, and why knowing your family medical history is so important.

Click this link to read more:

Kick Butt #8

Get Ready For… 
DENNY’S KICK BUTT #8
For Colorectal Cancer
Fun for the whole family 3K or 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Start time – 10:00 AM 
in Kildonan Park Site 1A/B

New this year “Undies on a Rope” – bring a pair of unused undies to dedicate to a friend/family member to hang on our clothes line stretching from tree to tree!

20100910-P1560971

A walk raising money and awareness for patients and families living with Colorectal Cancer.

  • Organized by patients, family members and survivors, in support of the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation Charitable donation number 88688 6746 RR0001
  • There is no entry fee for participants – instead, they contribute by raising money to support the Foundation
  • 100% of all money collected goes directly to genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome a precursor for colorectal cancer as well as to help raise awareness and advocate for the needs of people who have colorectal cancer.
  • To raise awareness, participants are urged to wear boxer shorts, pyjamas, bathing suits, etc.
  • There will be prizes for the best BUTT COVER!

Registration will be available on race day.

There will be a Silent Auction.

Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $15.00

Information: (204) 918-6926

photo6581 ColonCheck_Logo_CMYK-300x60

Email: sid@kickbuttrun.com
Website: http://www.kickbuttrun.com

Help Us Kick Colorectal Cancer’s Butt!!!

Register at CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

All cheques payable to:
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

Send completed registration forms or cheques to:
Kick Butt – 225 Yale Avenue – Winnipeg, MB – R3M 0L3

 

Thank you Winnipeg

Kick Butt Graphic1-blueThank you Winnipeg and a special thank you to all the volunteers for another successful Kick Butt! We couldn’t have done it without your support.

And, best of all the weather was perfect.

Thank you for helping us raise an amazing $29,819.90 at this years event!

An additional $1415 was brought in at the at the silent auction.

 Bw3RVrgIUAACRyI Bw4ukQtIMAA2vTsBw4ulbLIcAEeJQ6