We're so keen to encourage more bowel cancer awareness and education activities in the community this year that we’ll chip in with some of the costs of running such an event.
Bowel Cancer Australia is excited to announce the launch of its Healthy Community Grants program which will reimburse up to a maximum of $200 of the costs associated with community awareness and education activities.
The funds will be made available to eligible community groups and organisations for costs such as venue hire, catering, publicity or transport costs.
Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Julien Wiggins said the Healthy Community Grants program recognises the important role of many service groups and volunteer organisations in raising awareness of bowel cancer.
“Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia, but many men and women remain unaware of their risk, symptoms of the disease, or the steps they can take to protect themselves,” he said.
“Bowel cancer screening programs are underutilised and there is worrying evidence that many people with bowel symptoms delay seeking medical advice. These grants will hopefully encourage our supporters to help lift awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection strategies.”
While the grants are available for eligible events at any time of year, community groups might like to plan events that support major awareness campaigns such as Bowel Cancer Awareness Week (3-9 June, 2012).
Please visit our Healthy Community Grants webpage for further information.