Christmas Appeal (Geoff)

Bowel Cancer Australia

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“They have helped me in so many ways – from helping me spread awareness through their #Never2Young program to introducing me to a bunch of awesome people through their Peer-to-Peer Support Network”

Bowel Cancer Australia is your community-funded charity, helping thousands of Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer each year to stay together for longer and celebrate special occasions like Christmas, together.

People living beyond bowel cancer like Geoff, diagnosed with young-onset bowel cancer at the age of 33, and his family.

“Bowel Cancer Australia has helped me in a number of ways. From helping me spread awareness through participation in their ‘Never Too Young’ program to introducing me to a bunch of awesome people through their Peer-to-Peer Support Network. I’ve benefitted from being both a mentee and a mentor (or whatever the equivalent is!).

The fact that they are funded by donations only inspired me to raise funds for them and in 2017 I walked/ran 515km during June (Bowel Cancer Awareness Month), raising $12,500 in the process. It felt good to be able to give back to an organisation that helps so many people, and at the same time took my mind off the blisters in blisters in blisters on my feet!”

Read Geoff’s full Bowel Cancer Story here.

Your tax-deductible gift this Christmas will make real change happen across the continuum of care, from prevention and early diagnosis to research, quality treatment and the best care for people affected by bowel cancer.

$25 can help put a bowel cancer patient in touch with Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer Support Network - a community of bowel cancer patients and their loved ones, offering invaluable support through shared experiences and a buddy program.

$50 can help to fund Bowel Cancer Australia’s Helpline, a free service where qualified Bowel Care Nurses provide practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer.

$250 can help fund Bowel Cancer Australia's dynamic Never2Young campaign that challenges perceptions, raises awareness and motivates action.

$500 can help Bowel Cancer Australia continue our advocating for access to quality treatment and best care, to ensure more people live beyond bowel cancer.

$1000 can help fund Bowel Cancer Australia’s Chair in Bowel Cancer Research, the first of its kind in Australia. Research is the only way to discover a cure for bowel cancer.

Please consider contributing this Christmas to Bowel Cancer Australia's Appeal to help the thousands of Australians like Geoff and his family affected by our country’s second deadliest cancer. 

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With more and more Australians being affected by bowel cancer, directly or through a loved one, the need for resources and funding is growing.

Your tax-deductible gift this Christmas will help ensures our team is always there to help bowel cancer patients and their families when they need it most and enable us to empower them with the tools and resources they need to support each other during a difficult and challenging time.  

Providing a gift of hope for the future – a future where more families can stay together for longer celebrating special occasions like Christmas together.

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