COVID-19 and Colorectal Cancer Get The Facts



Each year across Canada, hundreds of people gather in their cities to push their tushes together in the fight against colorectal cancer. Push is a fun, family-friendly atmosphere where survivors are celebrated, the lost are honoured and supportive communities grow, all while raising necessary funds and awareness to save lives!

Passionate volunteers lead the charge at the grassroots level, helping to organize in their cities to grow the event. In 2019, Push included over 2,000 participants in 11 cities across Canada to generate funds, awareness and community support for Colorectal Cancer Canada and local cancer care efforts.

Push For Your Tush was started in 1996 in Toronto as a small family run by Colorectal Cancer Canada Co-Founder Bunnie Schwartz to support her husband and sister who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer. What began as a passion-project, made possible by the sweat and tears of family and friends, has become a national event still rooted in Canadian values of community and care for each other.

To ensure the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff and wonderful sponsors, we announced in March 2020 that all of Push For Your Tush 2020 5k /10k run/walks across Canada would go virtual. We are proud to announce that we had 255 participants, 60 teams, over 1350 donations and raised almost $115,000.

As we are determined to reach our fundraising goal in order to continue to support Colorectal Cancer Canada’s programs, we will be extending our fundraising deadline until October 18th.

Our organization could not maintain our commitment to the cause without the generous support of the caring PFYT community.