There are 15,000 reasons to support Bowel Cancer Australia - one for each person whose life will be changed when they are diagnosed with bowel cancer, and that's just in one year. Unlike many other cancers, bowel cancer is preventable, yet:
+ it is the second biggest cancer killer of Australians, after lung cancer;
+ 77 Australians - males and females, young and old - lose their lives to this cancer every week.
Bowel Cancer Australia's vision is to have an everlasting impact on our health future – one where no Australian dies from bowel cancer.
Founded in 2000, Bowel Cancer Australia has grown significantly in the scope of its activities. However, it is still driven by a small core team of staff and volunteers. Proudly 100% community-funded, Bowel Cancer Australia receives no government funding.
Bowel Cancer Australia makes real change happen across the entire continuum of care to help prevent, detect and manage bowel cancer. It has earned a leading role in these activities while working with health organisations, government, business and volunteers to further leverage its efforts and results.
Charity initiatives such as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, BowelScreen Australia® and Get Your Rear in Gear program raise awareness among health professionals and the community about the importance of early detection and intervention in the successful treatment of bowel cancer.
Through our bowel cancer community peer-to-peer network, we provide support, resources and advocacy for bowel cancer patients, their carers, close relatives and friends.
Bowel Cancer Australia is grateful to the many people who do a fantastic job in raising funds for our charity, and we are also indebted to our Patrons, Ambassadors and corporate partners who provide invaluable support for our work.
Please support Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.
For more information, please visit: bowelcanceraustralia.org