Bowel Cancer Awareness
Bowel Cancer Australia challenges perceptions through dynamic campaigning that raises awareness and motivates action.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1-30), to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week.
Bowel cancer is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia affecting both men and women almost equally and is Australia's second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.
Bowel Cancer Australia's Big Bowel
Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open, because one of the most unusual, fun and interesting educational exhibits is about to make an appearance at a location near you!
Bowel Cancer Australia's Big Bowel is on the road.
An astounding 7.0 metres in length and 2.4 metres high, the walk through inflatable Big Bowels exhibition feature some of the pathologies that may be found inside the human colon, including bowel cancer.
Now in its fifth year down under, December is Decembeard for Bowel Cancer Australia.
A hair–raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1-31 December), Decembeard® encourages men to grow a beard or some chin stubble in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.
Get Personal - Unlock Your Treatment Options
Too many people die from metastatic bowel cancer.
More can be done to change that by unlocking the treatment options available to those who need them most.
Although advances in treatment and care over the past 30 years that have led to increased survival rates and improved quality of life for people living with metastatic bowel cancer, survival rates still remain unacceptably low.
Meat Free Week - Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well.
Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get Aussies thinking about how much meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have.
With education, awareness and the information to make informed choices, the goal is that for the other 51 weeks of the year meat-eaters will consider portion sizes when including meat as part of a balanced diet.
As proud health partner of Meat Free Week since 2014, Bowel Cancer Australia continues to this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action as studies show bowel cancer risk increases relative to the amount of red and processed meat consumed.
You're Never Too Young
You have bowel cancer - four words you don't expect to hear when you're young. Yet each year over 1,000 young Australians do.
It is a common misconception that bowel cancer is 'an old person's disease', but the reality is that you should never be told that you are too young to have bowel cancer.
Although a large majority of newly diagnosed bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 50 years and over, around 1 in 14 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer are under the age of 50.
Red Apple Day
A highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 22nd June 2016), where Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon and apple themed fundraising events. Read More
Stop Bowel Cancer
Bowel Cancer Australia's annual public awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness that bowel cancer often develops without any warning signs.
Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, after lung cancer.
It affects men and women, young and old. Over 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, 1,115 of whom are under the age of 50.
If detected early, 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated so . . . don’t wait until it’s too late!
Join the Bowel Movement
Bowel Cancer Australia is calling for Australians to move their bottoms to the top of their priority list and join a movement that won't cost anything but could save lives.
Bowel cancer is a disease which can be treated successfully in 90% of cases, if detected early.
Unfortunately, community awareness of bowel cancer is relatively low when compared to other common cancers. Symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to other causes, risk factors are under-recognised and screening opportunities are commonly ignored.
Kick Bowel Cancer
A new campaign to increase bowel cancer awareness shows that when it comes to important health issues, we're all on the same team.
The NRL Kick Bowel Cancer campaign, featuring current and former greats from clubs including the Raiders, Rabbitohs and Knights, will run nationally throughout 2015.
Bowel Cancer Australia chief executive Mr Julien Wiggins welcomed the NRL's support which builds on an enduring relationship between the charity and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Packs
Share the importance of bowel cancer awareness in your workplace, with your community group, at events or amongst your friends.
Don't be embarrassed about showing off our posters and brochures – awareness saves lives!
Bowel Cancer Australia's Free Awareness Packs come in a variety of sizes.