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Previous Successes and Past Events

 Mammothon, May 6 2015

Mammothon 2015 Logo

A one-day Breast Screening Blitz across the Central Region. 

Check the website for more information including participating mammography sites. 

Results to coming soon! 

Colon Cancer Awareness Month, March 2015

Bracket Challenge

The month of March is known for one of the biggest sporting tournaments in North America, the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. March is also National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Naturally, the Prevention & Screening Team at the Central Regional Cancer Program thought it was perfect to combine the two into a friendly competition across the region to help raise awareness of the importance of colon cancer prevention and screening.

Participants will select the teams they think will win the NCAA tournament and collect points based on the accuracy of their team bets. In addition, participants can earn bonus points by engaging in various wellness opportunities throughout the month of March. The grand prize winner will receive 2 sweet seats at an upcoming Toronto Raptors Game. There will be prizes and giveaways for 2nd, 3rd, and Honourable Mentions.

Did you know?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of death in Canadian men and third-leading cause of death in women (Colon Cancer Canada, 2014). According to Cancer Care Ontario (2014), the province of Ontario has been identified as having one of the highest rates of CRC diagnoses in the world. When caught early, there is a 90% chance of curing the disease, but most people diagnosed have found out too late (CCO, 2014).

Results coming soon! 

My CancerIQ in the Central Region, February 2015



The Central Regional Cancer Program hosted the My CancerIQ booth in Keswick, North York, Newmarket and Vaughan Mills from February 21-27, 2015, and talked to over 200 people about the new tool from Cancer Care Ontario. 

MyCancerIQ is an online tool available at that allows Ontarians to find out their risk factor for breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer. In less than 10 minutes, My CancerIQ provides personalized recommendations for reducing cancer risk.

The public are welcome to visit the My CancerIQ experiential booth, engage with experts from the Central Regional Cancer Program, York Region Public Health and the Canadian Cancer Society and see a demonstration of the tool. Cancer Care Ontario and the Central Regional Cancer Program are raising awareness of cancer risk factors so that more people understand their own personal cancer risk and know how to reduce it.

Try the Tool Here! 

PapNinja Campaign 2014

Targeted to young men and women, the #PapNinja campaign worked to educate university and college students about HPV and the provincial guidelines for cervical cancer screening (Pap test). 

Reaching over 1700 students and engaging Nursing students to take part and engage their peers, the campaign was a huge success.

Click here to view the social media impact the campaign had.

Stylists Save Lives 2014

During the month of October, over 20 salons participated in the Stylist Save Lives campaign across the Central Region. Salon staff worked to educate their clients (approx. 1790) on the provincial guidelines for screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers as well as normalize the conversation about cancer screening. 

Read the article from the Newmarket Era Banner Here

Read the Snap’d South Simcoe Article Here

Mammothon 2014

Reaching over 4000 women across the region, six Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) sites participated in Mammothon 2014. The day focused on increasing breast screening across the region and targeted women who had never been screened.


Health Fairs and other community events 

Health Fairs and other community events that the Prevention and Screening Team visited in 2014 included:


  • Stilettos and Sneakers, Keswick
  • Aboriginal Health Fair, Georgina Island
  • Newmarket Newcomers Welcome Fair, Newmarket
  • Carribian and South Asian Showcase, Newmarket
  • Newmarket Fire Hall Open House, Newmarket
  • City Worker’s Workplace Health Day, Markham
  • York Region Police Workplace Health Fair, Aurora
  • Social Services Network Health Presentations, North York, Richmond Hill, Markham 


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