Community Fundraising & Awareness


Santas walk the talk

Wyndham Weekly

A Hoppers Crossing resident is using the silly season to raise much-needed funds for the battle against bowel cancer.
Julie Toner is using her Wyndham council neighbourhood community grant to host a Santa walk next month, with all proceeds going to Bowel Cancer Australia.
Despite having a family history of bowel cancer, Ms Toner was floored when she was diagnosed with a stage four cancer in August 2012, only two weeks after her 40th birthday. "I didn't have any symptoms whatsoever; it was just a gut feeling ... I really had to go and get tested," she said.

2015 Canberra Times Fun Run

Ellen supporting Bowel Cancer Australia & making a difference

Mother of two, Ellen Schwab, initially started running as a way to lose weight, get healthy and become a better role model for her two boys.
In 2015, she combined her running efforts with a fundraiser for Bowel Cancer Australia.

Fit and Fun Yoga

Be Well Week

Yoga enthusiast, Catherine Graue, held a yoga fundraiser during Bowel Cancer Australia's Be Well Week in September.
"The yoga fundraiser was a huge success with around 20 ladies turning out for a morning of yoga in the park, with the sunshine and fresh air on our faces.
For Maddison Teat it is the cluster of fallen hair strands on her mother's pillow she will not forget. Diagnosed with cancer at just 40 years of age Rachael Teat succumbed to the disease in a swift and shocking blow in May last year, leaving behind her husband Graham and three young children.
Early next month Maddison, Rachael's eldest child, will shave her head in honour of the woman she will miss for the rest of her life. "I went to the hospital one day to see Mum and I saw she was losing her hair and it was then I knew I would one day do this for her and to raise money for cancer research," Maddison, 17, of East Maitland, said.
She is raising funds on My Cause Fundraising platform at 

2015 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Pat Carroll Running Group

When several members of The Pat Carroll Running Group realised they had been affected by bowel cancer in some way, they decided to combine their efforts and run for a greater cause.
The running group took part in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon and even organised a 'Got the Runs' team on the day.
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