Accounting firm banks on bowel cancer cause

Bowel Cancer Australia

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Canberra-based accounting firm Callaghans has further cemented its commitment to bowel cancer awareness and research by hosting a second annual charity event on behalf of Bowel Cancer Australia.

The Michael Williams Memorial Golf Day, held at The Federal Golf Club on February 26, honours the memory of esteemed colleague, husband and father Michael Williams, who died of bowel cancer in October 2014. The keen golfer was only 32 years old.

Bowel Cancer Australia’s Health Promotions Officer Maria McEnery attended the event, which included a charity auction and cheque presentation. A total of $20,000 was raised thanks to donations from players, colleagues and sponsors.

Callaghans employee and event organiser Leong Tang said, “We are committed to continually supporting Bowel Cancer Australia through fundraising activities and aim to raise awareness within the general public in the fight against this disease.”

“Michael was a valued, kind-hearted colleague and we hope his legacy will continue for decades to come.”

The company raises awareness of bowel cancer with several fundraisers throughout the year, including their annual golf day, as well a cinema night and other initiatives taking place during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in June.

Callaghans organisers also encourage staff members to be vigilant about the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and issue reminders about bowel cancer screening.

“We are very grateful for the continued support, hard-work and dedication of the Callaghans team,” Ms McEnery said.

“Callaghans’ ongoing support of Bowel Cancer Australia is a lasting tribute to the memory of Michael and a constant reminder that you are never too young to have bowel cancer.”

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