“8 years ago, my cousin Karen was first diagnosed with bowel cancer at 38 years old. She fought a brave fight but sadly passed away 4 days after she turned 40.

Turning 38 this year which is the same age as my cousin when she was diagnosed and time for my second colonoscopy, I decided for my birthday I would raise funds to shave my head. I work at a GP Practice in Port Macquarie NSW. We had collection boxes and an online donation page for everyone to contribute. In total we raised $2,576. I was not expecting to even raise a fraction of this amount and blessed with the amazing support of Dr’s staff and patients.

I hope this contributes toward Bowel Cancer Australia assisting with a cure and also for people on their own bowel cancer journey.” ~ Kylie.

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