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Forzani & MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre

Giving and Donations

When colon cancer is detected early, there is a much higher chance of successful treatment and more treatment options available. Your gift could save the life of a family member, friend or neighbour.

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Because of the generous support CCSC has received since its opening in 2008, almost 70,000 more procedures have been completed.

For more information on the organizations and people who have made CCSC possible - CCSC Supporters and Friends.

Strong medical evidence shows colon cancer screening can reduce colon cancer deaths. You can help prevent colon cancer through your donations.

Ongoing research and the latest in technology, facilities and equipment are crucial to help CCSC seek ever more effective screening and treatment processes to prevent colon cancer.

CCSC Founding Donors

The Forzani MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre (CCSC) opened its doors on January 22, 2008. CCSC is named for its two founding donors—The Forzani Group Foundation and Calgary business leader Keith MacPhail. Through Reach!, the joint fundraising initiative of the Calgary Health region (now Alberta Health Services) and the University of Calgary, The Forzani Group Foundation and the MacPhail Family donated over $2.7 million toward the facility. CCSC has increased endoscopic capacity in the Calgary area by 50 percent.

Why Donate?

CCSC is named for its two founding donors - The Forzani Group Foundation and Calgary business leader Keith MacPhail. Through Reach!, the joint fundraising initiative of the former Calgary Health Region (now Alberta Health Services) and the University of Calgary, The Forzani Group Foundation and the MacPhail Family donated over $2.7 million toward CCSC.

Your donation could save the life of someone you know. Everyone is at risk of colon cancer.

There is strong medical evidence to show that colon cancer screening can reduce colon cancer deaths. You can help prevent colon cancer through your donations. Ongoing research and the latest in technology, facilities and equipment are crucial to help us seek ever more effective screening and treatment processes to keep colon cancer at bay.

Because of the generous support CCSC has received since its opening in 2008, almost 30,000 more procedures have been completed. One in every 250 patients screened at the CCSC is diagnosed with colon cancer—that means a new case of colon cancer every four days. Of these newly diagnosed patients, 70 percent will have been diagnosed early enough that they are cured and will not require chemotherapy.

You can help CCSC save lives by donating:

  • If you would like information about donations or the specific needs of CCSC, please contact the Director, Major Gifts | Calgary Health Trust at 403) 943-0630 | C: (403) 815-9838 | F: (403) 943-0628
  • If you would like to make a donation to the CCSC, you can do so by clicking on the Donate Button which will take you directly to a simple and secure method to donate online.
  • Here are the stories of Calgarians CCSC has helped.
  • Why Donate to the CCSC Video (mp4 video, 120mb)