A little help can go a long way and Bowel Cancer Australia is pleased to be able to offer support to organisations and community groups who can assist us by hosting a bowel cancer awareness or education event.
Help Bowel Cancer Australia to raise awareness of three simple and encouraging facts that underpin much of our work:
Around 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be treated successfully, if detected early.
The current reality is that bowel cancer affects 1 in 12 Australians during their lifetime with about 15,000 new cases diagnosed every year. About 4,000 people will lose their battle with bowel cancer, making it the country’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.
Bowel cancer is one of the few cancers that is preventable.
Major risk factors include a personal or family history of the disease; being over 50 years; a history of polyps; ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. However, modifiable diet and lifestyle factors are increasingly recognised for their contribution to bowel cancer risk
A simple screening test is one of the most effective ways to prevent or detect bowel cancer.
People from age 50 with no family or personal history of bowel cancer and no symptoms should be screened for bowel cancer every 1 to 2 years. However, being younger than 50 does not make you immune to bowel cancer and there is now evidence of increasing rates of bowel cancer in younger people.
- Around 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be treated successfully, if detected early.
Help you and your local community
Some of the practical support Bowel Cancer Australia may be able to provide include:
- printed information, DVDs, other resources and materials to display or hand-out at your event.
- a local spokesperson to speak at your event – someone who is part of your community, who understands the local challenges and the local environment.
- a grant of up to $200 (+GST) to assist with the costs of hosting your event.
Grants are available for bowel cancer awareness or education events held throughout the year.
Please use the form below to request eligibility guidelines and a one page application form.
Funds are limited. So what are you waiting for. Apply today!