Bowel Cancer Australia's ‘Love My Family’ Community, is a voluntary network of people affected by bowel cancer, whether personally or via a family member.
Together with our charity alliance partners Beating Bowel Cancer (UK), the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa, we are committed to supporting individuals and their families through all stages of their journey. We are working hard to ensure ongoing awareness and support following a bowel cancer diagnosis.
The Community is informal, and members can be as involved as their time and lifestyle allow, in a variety of ways -
- offering support to other patients or relatives about their bowel cancer experience(on the phone, by email or face to face); listening to their concerns and sharing experiences (including treatment, side effects and coping strategies)
- raising awareness via local media and other means, or through our Healthy Community Program
- organising fundraising events and activities
Through the Community, we aim to put people in touch with each other – matching them by age, gender, region and their stage of bowel cancer and treatment pathway. Contact details of matched members will then be provided, enabling members to contact each other at a time as they want to.
Talking to another member who has been through bowel cancer, or who is going through a similar situation to yours, can be enormously valuable and reassuring.
On each occasion, member’s details will never be disclosed to anyone without their permission and we will always check each time to ensure you’re happy to receive a call.
Relatives and friends of patients can also benefit from this support as we are able to put them in touch with other people who have a loved one with bowel cancer.
If you would like to receive an information pack about joining our Community – we want to hear from you!