Christmas Appeal (Sarah)

Bowel Cancer Australia

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As much as our family and friends offered support, no one truly understood what we were going through having not been through it.”

Over 15,000 Australians will have received a bowel cancer diagnosis this year and almost 4000 will have died from the disease.

This Christmas as people around the country gather to celebrate and enjoy this special time of year, we hope you will consider them and their families and friends, along with the tens of thousands of others impacted by bowel cancer.

Where would you go for information if you or a loved one heard those four words ‘you have bowel cancer’? Who would you turn to for support?

If you’re like the growing number of Australians affected by the disease, you would seek out Bowel Cancer Australia for practical and emotional support. Just like Sarah did.

“Well....I honestly don’t know what I would have done without my peer connection with Jodie.

Having her to share this experience with made a massive difference. As much as our family and friends offered support, no one truly understood what we were going through having not been through it.

Jodie and I remain in regular contact even after our treatment ceased and I value our friendship dearly.

The Peer-to-Peer Support Network also enabled a few of us in peer ‘couples’ to link in with each other and created a great foundation for us to reach out further to other bowel cancer patients similar to us. This has worked really well for those more comfortable in a group setting. Without the initial connection made for us through Bowel Cancer Australia we would never have achieved this.”

Read Sarah’s full Bowel Cancer Story here.

Please consider contributing this Christmas to Bowel Cancer Australia's Appeal to help the thousands of Australians like Sarah and her 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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