Their support, complemented by community and corporate fundraising, provides the financial base necessary for Bowel Cancer Australia's advocacy, awareness, education, patient support and research activities.
As a result of his family's experience, Mr Penn became a supporter of Bowel Cancer Australia.
In 2007, The Penn Foundation helped launch Bowel Cancer Australia's fundraising appeal to establish an inaugural endowed chair of bowel cancer research, with a $1 million funding commitment. In recognition of the Penn family's generosity, the position was named the Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research.
Harry Triguboff AO
As a result of his personal bowel cancer experience, Mr Triguboff recognised the need for ongoing awareness, education and research. He has generously sponsored community bowel cancer prevention programs.
In recent years, Mr Triguboff agreed to become Patron of the Bowel Cancer Foundation and subsequently Bowel Cancer Australia following the merger of awareness and education activities of the two respective charities.
Left to right - Craig Jackson, Chairman | David Gardiner, Director | Richard Griffin AM, Director | Penny Morris AM, Director | Gavin Fox-Smith, Director |
A/Prof Graham Newstead AM, Director | Heidi Riddell, Director | Julien Wiggins, CEO & Executive Director | Brian McFadyen, Chairman Emeritus
Bowel Cancer Australia's current Directors come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of skills, experience and expertise. A majority of Directors have a personal bowel cancer experience.