Bowel Cancer Australia was named Best Small Charity of the Year 2019 at the national Third Sector Awards, held in Sydney Tuesday night, in recognition of our contribution to the third sector in a meaningful and impactful way that produces measurable benefits.
The charity’s strong, clear and purposeful vision and mission; engagement of stakeholders through innovative and unique marketing initiatives; impactful collaborations that drive organisational purpose; and design of solutions based on system-level change were all cited as reasons why it was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious honour.
Today is World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the most advanced form of bowel cancer, also known as metastatic colorectal cancer or mCRC.
Although 98 percent of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated if detected early, fewer than 40 percent are.
In fact, up to half of the those newly diagnosed with bowel cancer, each year will have advanced disease at diagnosis or will go on to develop it.
Once bowel cancer is metastatic, treatment options change.
Bowel Cancer Australia has announced the return of Meat Free Week, challenging Australians to try a plant-based menu for seven days and raise funds for a great cause.
Meat Free Week is taking place this 23-29 September, and we’re sharing some of our favourite meat-free recipes to celebrate.
Challenging participants to try a plant-based menu for seven days and raise funds for Bowel Cancer Australia, Meat Free Week gives people the perfect opportunity to try out new plant-based foods, get more fruits and veggies in their meals and see whether a meat-reduced diet is for them, even if it's just one day a week or one week a year.
Many find daily physical activity a chore, despite evidence that exercise can reduce bowel cancer risk and is essential during and after any cancer treatment, to assist in managing side effects and improve quality of life.
To help, we've put together a list of simple strategies and practical tips based on findings from an investigation looking at the successful habits of more than 14,000 men and women in the UK aged 40 to 79.