Bowel Cancer Australia is excited to announce that Meat Free Week is back for its sixth year, challenging participants to give up meat for seven days and raise funds for a great cause.
Jenna Brook's incredible 4,500km journey across 4 states to start a conversation about bowel cancer awareness.
Bowel Cancer Australia is very lucky to have wonderful supporters of all ages who show great initiative and are passionate about supporting a cause close to their heart. Young fundraisers Mason and Lloyd both decided to shave their head in support of a loved one who was affected by bowel cancer, doing a great job raising awareness and much needed funds.
Bowel cancer continues to be the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
Once referred to as an ‘old man’s disease’, it is now understood that bowel cancer affects men (55%) and women (45%) and is increasingly common among people under the age of 50.
What isn’t understood is what's been causing the increase in frequency of early-onset bowel cancer over the past two decades, not just in Australia but in countries around the world.
According to a recent study published in Digestive and Liver Disease, the global incidence of early-onset bowel cancer is projected to continue rising by as much as 90% by 2030.