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2019

Best Small Charity of the Year – 2019 Highlights

Bowel Cancer Australia

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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.

It also serves as recognition of the collective effort of staff and colleagues, fundraisers and donors, patients and volunteers past and present - who have all helped contribute to Bowel Cancer Australia’s success over the years.

Recognition as Best Small Charity of the Year is testament to the consistently high standard of work and services provided by Bowel Cancer Australia and our commitment to championing what matters most to people affected by bowel cancer.

Here are just some of the ways your support has helped us to make real change happen during 2019:


Best Small Charity of the Year – 2019 Highlights

Bowel Cancer Australia’s consistently high standard of work and services is only made possible through the generosity of our supporters and a shared commitment to championing what matters most to people affected by bowel cancer.

Here are just some of the ways your support has helped us to make real change happen during 2019:

  • Ensuring every bowel cancer patient receives the support they need Bowel Cancer Australia’s Bowel Care Nurses and Nutritionist provide patients with a constant, dedicated point of contact throughout their care, and ongoing support during and after treatment.
  • Sydney Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Opens - made possible with a significant financial gift of $500,000 from Bowel Cancer Australia and the Bowel Cancer Research Foundation Australia two new mass spectrometers will have a profound impact on the future of bowel cancer research.
  • Given rising rates of young-onset bowel cancer, is 45 the new 50 - almost 1 in 10 new bowel cancer cases now occur in Australians under 50. Bowel Cancer Australia highlighted the need to review screening guidelines and consider lowering the starting age for bowel cancer screening from 50 to 45.
  • Home of Australia’s Second Deadliest Cancer - Bowel Cancer Australia’s bold awareness campaign was recognised for excellence at the 2019 ADMA Creativity & Effectiveness Awards, received a SIREN Award from Commercial Radio Australia and a Golden Target Award from the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
  • Australians share their colonoscopy experience – the My Colonoscopy Experience questionnaire asked Australian patients about the process they underwent as part of their colonoscopy procedure, to gain insights into what is working well and areas that could be improved.
  • Bowel cancer patients have unique needs which aren’t just physical - bowelcancer.care is an accredited online learning platform developed by Bowel Cancer Australia to help nurses recognise the unique needs of bowel cancer patients and better support and empower their patients.
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