Raising Bowel Cancer Awareness

Bowel Cancer Awarness Month
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia running throughout the month of June (1-30 June), to raise awareness of Australia's second deadliest cancer.
Bowel cancer claims the lives of over 103 Australians every week.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month has a positive message – saving lives through early detection – as bowel cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.
From the city to the country, from the home to the workplace, individuals, families, health professionals, schools and businesses help to spread the word.  Bowel Cancer Awareness Champions donate their time, services and creativity.
Many also kindly make monetary donations to help Bowel Cancer Australia with our work.
Without the support of all the wonderful individuals and organisations raising funds and awareness, Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and the work of Bowel Cancer Australia would not be possible.
So, to everyone who has in any way got involved with Bowel Cancer Awareness Month over the past years, please know that your support means a lot to us at Bowel Cancer Australia.
We're a relatively small team, so the more people joining the bowel movement with us, the better!
Like to support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month?  Register your interest and we will be in touch closer to the date.
Register your interest now using our Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Online Enquiry form below.
Click here to order Bowel Cancer Awareness Month resources.
For more information or to download resources, please visit Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Cancer Awareness Month website. 
2018 Bowel Cancer Awareness Month




Red Apple Day

Red Apple Day

Fundraising to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia

A highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 19 June 2019), when 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 activities.

For further information visit Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Cancer Awareness Month website.

Bowel Cancer Australia History

Bowel Cancer Australia was formed by a small team of specialists who were focused on a better health future not only for the patients they treated but for all Australians. With the support of a very generous patient donation in 2000, they teamed together to establish the charity now known as Bowel Cancer Australia, which stood as the only dedicated national charity aimed at raising awareness of and funding research into bowel cancer.

As health professionals committed to screening and treating bowel cancer, the team knew that only through increased funding for research, raising awareness, and encouraging people to screen for the disease, could Australians truly see a reduction in the alarmingly high rate of deaths from the disease.

From its humble beginnings, Bowel Cancer Australia has grown to become the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Providing critical programs in every Australian state and territory, as well as meaningful collaborations around the world, Bowel Cancer Australia makes real change happen across the entire continuum of care.

Our Apple Logo and Charity Colours

Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo is symbolic of the charity's bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early.

The outline of Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo appears as an abstract of a human bowel. The small hole in the apple is caused by a worm. If detected early and removed, the worm is unable to continue affecting the apple or the health of the tree.

It's the same with people. If bowel cancer is detected early it can be successfully treated, which means patients and their families can continue to enjoy a healthy life.

Both red and green apples are also a nutritious source of dietary fibre.

Support Red Apple Day

  • Got a general question about Red Apple Day? Contact us using the below enquiry form.