The Greenbank Community came together to help raise awareness for bowel cancer, and funds for Bowel Cancer Australia, donating $1200 through a three-month Free Charity Boot Camp.
I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in July 2017. I had just turned 34.
I had started studying nursing the year before.
Bowel cancer is our country’s second biggest cancer killer, yet it rarely receives the attention or funding it so desperately needs. This World Cancer Day (Sunday 4 February) Bowel Cancer Australia is encouraging Aussies to make a pledge to help turn this around.
Here are five ways ‘I Can. We Can.’ help save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer.
Life was great. I was fit and active, looking forward to the Melbourne Cup long weekend when to make things even better it was made official that I had been given my dream job - perfect!
I didn’t play cricket that weekend as I hadn’t trained because I didn’t feel up to it, and after the usual washouts and byes at the start of the season I couldn’t really get too motivated. Every time I trained I struggled but that’s what happens when you hit 41 years of age and you try to keep up with teenagers and fit tradies.
Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries affecting us all either directly or indirectly during our lifetime.
In Australia, almost two million people will either be living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis by 2040, according to the latest research published this week.
This Sunday is World Cancer Day and we’re calling on all Australians to join the global effort to raise (bowel) cancer awareness and encourage everyone around the world to take action!
The global cancer epidemic is enormous and set to rise.