Go meat free for a week in support of Bowel Cancer Australia
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Why go meat free for Meat Free Week?
Every year, Meat Free Week encourages you to think about how much meat you eat and the impact eating too much has on your health, the environment and animals. At the same time, you'll also raise funds and awareness for a very worthwhile cause – Bowel Cancer Australia.
Bowel Cancer Australia's Community Engagement Manager Claire Annear said that the charity was excited to continue to be involved with Meat Free Week.
"It is estimated that changes to diet and physical activity could reduce the incidence of bowel cancer by up to 75 per cent[1]," Ms Annear said. "There is convincing evidence that a high consumption of red meat and processed meat are causes for bowel cancer, so Bowel Cancer Australia is very happy to be involved in raising awareness and funds through Meat Free Week[1]."
Going meat free for seven days for Meat Free Week is a great way to get Aussies thinking about the amount of meat they eat, and cutting down to help reduce their bowel cancer risk.
Meat Free Week will be running from 18-24th September 2017 and registrations will be opening very soon!
Like to get involved this Meat Free Week and support Bowel Cancer Australia? Register your interest now and we'll get back in touch when full details become available.
[1] Bowel Cancer Australia 2013. Reducing Bowel Cancer Risk: Diet and Lifestyle.
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