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.

The thirteenth annual event, which took place on Friday April 9, 2021 looked a little different this year and transitioned to an “Urban GUT”.  Thank you so much to everyone who donated and/or climbed the city to the top of Citadel Hill and fought for Nova Scotians facing colorectal cancer.

This year, proceeds raised by GUT participants are going 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.

Check out our clip on CTV!