A hair–raising annual fundraiser hosted by Bowel Cancer Australia, Decembeard® Australia encourages men to grow a beard to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.
The month of December is the focus of the campaign, but supporters are welcome to grow a beard and raise funds to beat bowel cancer at any time throughout the year.
The Coles Store Support Centre was awash with a carnival atmosphere during the last Thursday of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month when the company’s ‘Splash for Cash’ took centre stage.
Sam Fitzpatrick just finished 18-months of grueling treatment sessions following a Stage IV bowel cancer diagnosis at the age of 33.
But he would tell you he’s lucky.
"I learned that there are things you can control and things that you can't," said Sam.
"If you focus only on the things that you can control, it makes the tougher times a little easier."