Bowel Cancer Australia was named Best Small Charity of the Year 2019 at the national Third Sector Awards. The Award highlights the big impact Bowel Cancer Australia is making, despite the organisation’s small size and limited budget when compared with comparable cancer charities.
Now in its seventh year, Bowel Cancer Australia’s annual Decembeard campaign starts today!
A hair–raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1st-31st December), Decembeard® Australia encourages men to grow a beard in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds to beat bowel cancer.
Beards aren't just for hipsters, grandpas, men that ride motorbikes or people that are too lazy to shave. Anyone can help make real change happen.
Bowel cancer affects men and women of all ages.
In its early stages the disease often has no obvious symptoms; however, any of the following may be suggestive of bowel cancer:
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, with 1 in 11 Aussie men developing bowel cancer in their lifetime.
Choices you make related to diet, lifestyle, screening and surveillance can influence your bowel cancer risk.
More than 8,000 Australian men are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, around 560 of those men are under the age of 50.
It is a disease that affects men of all ages, and one of the many reasons we’ve dedicated the month of December to encouraging men around the country to grow out their chin curls and help us beat bowel cancer.