Each step taken in Canada Walks for Bladder Cancer allows Bladder Cancer Canada to support more patients, increase awareness, and fund innovative, lifesaving research.
With your support, even more Canadians will get the help they need during their diagnosis and be able to recognize the symptoms early enough to improve their treatment and outcomes. With early detection, we are more likely to save both bladders and lives!
Did you know?
In 2009, Bladder Cancer Canada was founded by two bladder cancer survivors.
In 2010, the very first Walk was organized for bladder cancer in Toronto, Calgary and Saskatoon, raising $25,000.
In 2011, the first meeting of the Medical Advisory and Research Boards was conducted.
In 2012, Bladder Cancer Canada co-funded bladder cancer research with the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG) and a brand new awareness campaign called See Red? See Your Doctor was launched.
In 2013, the first See Red? See Your Doctor PSA aired on national television.
In 2014, Bladder Cancer Canada sponsored the development of the Canadian Bladder Cancer Information System (CBCIS). CBCIS is a database that collects depersonalized information about current bladder cancer practice and treatment outcomes. To date, over 6,000 participants have been enrolled in the database.
In 2015, Bladder Cancer Canada published its first set of Patient Guidebooks.
In 2016, the Bladder Cancer Canada Research Grant was established to support the development of outstanding Canadian research by scientists and clinical cancer research investigators who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the understanding and treatment of bladder cancer.
In 2017, the Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness walk had a record breaking year, and with the support of over 2,000 participants, raised $602,340.
In 2018, Bladder Cancer Canada launched a new online discussion forum to support over 1,650 members. Over 30,000 guidebooks were distributed across Canada.
In 2019, Bladder Cancer Canada celebrated its 10th anniversary and research funding exceeded $1.5 million dollars. New See Red? See Your Doctor campaign was unveiled.
Every step we take helps Bladder Cancer Canada to support patients, increase awareness and fund research.
Make the commitment and register today and lace up your sneakers for this year’s walk!
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