We’re on a mission to prevent this silent killer through Get Up There (GUT), a public awareness movement, fundraiser and event. For the last 12 years, we have raised over $750,000 to support the awareness for fight against colorectal cancer, purchase equipment to aid in early detection, outfit a third endoscopy suite with specialized equipment and fund the promotion of Nova Scotia’s world class colorectal cancer screening program. But it’s still not enough.

As we prepare for the thirteenth annual event, which will take place on Friday April 9, 2021 in Halifax beginning at noon, we’ll need your help. With the challenges created by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions, GUT will look a little different this year and transition to an “Urban GUT”.  So get together with your bubble of 10 and join us as we climb the city to the top of Citadel Hill and fight for Nova Scotians facing colorectal cancer. It’s simple. The more you climb and the more money we raise; the more we will help prevent this insidious disease.

This year, proceeds raised by GUT participants will go towards advancing colorectal screening capacity and the opening of the third endoscopy suite at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Opening of this third suite would mean reducing wait times and increase capacity for colonoscopies by over 200% a week! Because early detection is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, this increase will help the Dartmouth General Hospital save lives.


Be a part of something extraordinary and help us make this a year to remember!

Click here to donate or register a team!


The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce our Get Up There 50/50 to support the opening of Dartmouth General Hospital’s third endoscopy suite.

Every day a Nova Scotian dies from colorectal cancer, a disease that is 90% preventable. Opening of this suite would be reducing wait times ad increase capacity for colonoscopies. With the help of a community based event called Get Up There (GUT) we are making this possible for the Dartmouth General. GUT is a public awareness movement fundraiser and event that has chosen to support the Dartmouth General Hospital. To learn more about GUT click here 

Check out our clip on CTV!
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2174918&binId=1.1145745&playlistPageNum=1