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Ostomy Canada is very excited to announce the plan for World Ostomy Day 2015! The theme of World Ostomy Day is “Many Stories, One Voice”. We want out raise ostomy awareness by shouting from the rooftops! How many “stories” high?
You don’t need to physically climb the stories. Take a picture or video. Points will be awarded:
• for most number of people made aware of World Ostomy Day (say on a Jumbo screen at a hockey game)
• the tallest peak - (think of Rob Hill and Everest or the highest building in your town)
• there is no limit to the number of entries
• can enter as a group or individual or both
Have fun and be creative! See the poster!

Please contact Andy Manson at almanson@me.com for more information about either the Stoma Stroll or the amazing World Ostomy Day competition.

Sincerely,
Andy Manson, director, Ostomy Canada Society

Poster:

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World Ostomy Day Proclamation

The Ostomy Canada Society is pleased to announce World Ostomy Day on October 3, 2015.

The purpose of the World Ostomy Day is to raise awareness of people with an ostomy. In Canada, there are an estimated 90,000 people with an ostomy living in Canada.

Chapters and members of Ostomy Canada Society across Canada will join in activities such as “Rise to the Occasion” contest and the Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk.

We invite cities across Canada to proclaim October 3, 2015 as World Ostomy Day.

Aim of the World Ostomy Day

The aim of World Ostomy Day is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public and the global community the needs and aspirations of ostomates.

The theme for 2015 is Many Stories, One voice. Every person with an ostomy has their story but together as one voice they can bring awareness of living fully with an ostomy.

Ostomy Canada Society Inc. is a nationally registered Canadian charity (Charitable Reg. No: 119277093RR0001).

Ostomy Canada Society Inc.’s Mission Statement

Ostomy Canada Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people with an ostomy, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration and advocacy.