Join us for the BConnected Social Blowout Party
benefiting the Canadian Continence Foundation
on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 from 8 pm to 11 pm
at the Marriott Courtyard Ottawa in the Byward Market!
Admission to the Party is included in the 2 day BConnected Conference pass, but others can also
purchase a ticket for only $35 to attend this amazing evening!
We will have the pleasure of having Derick Fage as our host for the evening!
Derick Fage went public with his personal struggle of living with chronic fecal incontinence since birth. Since going public Derick accepted the role of ambassador and champion for the Canadian Continence Foundation in the hopes of helping others who are living with incontinence. Derick was the first non-medical professional and patient to be invited to speak at the International Continence Conference in its 45 year history.
Over the past 25 years Derick has focused on his passion of entertaining, starring in a number of independent films. He’s also a veteran of live theatre, where he has portrayed over a dozen characters. Derick has been featured in a number of magazines including FACES Magazine, Ottawa at Home, Press the Fashion, and Pounou.
A self- proclaimed child at heart, Derick is curious about everyone and everything, and it’s this very quality that engages viewers daily. Derick thrives on conveying what’s happening to viewers in a fun and informative manner. Derick recently accepted the role as co-host of Breakfast Television Montreal on City TV. He’s extremely excited about his new role and is looking forward to sharing his enthusiasm and energy with Montreal viewers.
The Canadian Continence Foundation, (TCCF), works to ensure those suffering with incontinence have better access to care, treatment, and education, and give a voice to many who suffer in silence. They advocate to shatter the stigma of incontinence, empower those with incontinence to seek help, provide accurate information on both the condition and the treatment, drive early diagnosis and treatment, regain quality of life for those with incontinence, educate the public, patient, government, and primary health care professionals, are patient advocates, and collectively represent the ”Patient Voice”. TCCF is a Patient Group founded in 1986. It is the only national non-profit organization serving the interest of people experiencing incontinence, and is the only national not-for-profit patient organization addressing the needs of those living with incontinence in Canada. TCCF’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing incontinence by helping, them and/or their caregivers to confidently seek and access cures and treatment options. To this end, the Foundation will implement and encourage important public and professional education, support, advocacy and research to advance incontinence treatment and/or management. TCCF encourages education and awareness of incontinence and among other public services, produces and distributes “The Source”, a detailed urinary and fecal incontinence management guidebook for patients and caregivers.