There are more than 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 works to reduce the impact of bowel cancer through advocacy, awareness, education, support and research. We aim to help save lives from this common cancer, Australia’s second biggest cancer killer.
Charity initiatives such as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, BowelScreen Australia, and the 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.
We have embarked on our largest research project to date and an Australian first – the establishment of an inaugural Chair in Bowel Cancer Research.
Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer Support Network includes a community of loved ones who have sadly lost a family member or friend to bowel cancer, and would like to connect with others to share their stories and experience. If, at any time, you would like to receive further details about joining the Network, please contact our team.
Proudly 100% community funded, Bowel Cancer Australia relies on donations to help save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.
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 supporters who provide invaluable support for our work.