Bowel Cancer Australia
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.
We are currently implementing our largest research project to date - the establishment of the $8.9 million Lawrence Penn Chair in Bowel Cancer Research which will be the first of its kind in Australia. We also continue to support annual research projects which add to the body of knowledge about bowel cancer and will underpin important advances in its prevention, early detection and treatment.
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.