Meat Free Week was founded by Australians Lainie Towner and Melissa Hobbs in 2013, in order to get people thinking and talking about meat consumption and production. Since that time the campaign has continued to grow in size and popularity locally and abroad, and now includes supporters in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
As a proud health partner of Meat Free Week since 2014, Bowel Cancer Australia is pleased to continue supporting this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action.
Bowel Cancer Australia's vision is to have an everlasting impact on our health future - one where no Australian dies from bowel cancer.
Meat Free Week participants have the opportunity to raise funds in support of Bowel Cancer Australia’s vital bowel cancer prevention programs, to help save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with and beyond bowel cancer.
Participants can also fundraise for a charity of their choice via the dedicated Meat Free Week online fundraising platform on Everyday Hero.
Meat Free Week is very lucky to have fabulous support throughout New Zealand, the United Kingdom and all around the world. Even if you’re not in Australia, we encourage you to take the Meat Free Week International challenge and raise funds for a great cause.