During the month of August two Directors at Harcourts Property Centre reinvented the concept of Shave for a Cure with their own initiative ‘Hairgust’.

Sam Devlin and Aaron Brooks committed to wearing professional wigs every day for the whole month, with the aim to raise $10,000 for Bowel Cancer Australia and Pancare.

Following his diagnosis in 2017, Brett took up running to help clear his mind and keep strong and fit.

Brett was due to participate in Run Melbourne this year, but due to COVID-19 the event was cancelled. So, he decided to complete his own virtual run, raising over $3,000 for Bowel Cancer Australia.

Alison turned 50 this year and to celebrate she has set herself the challenge of running 50 kilometres solo at the Surf Coast Century Ultramarathon in Victoria to raise money for Bowel Cancer Australia.

“I lost my Dad to bowel cancer in 2004 aged 66, we were living in the UK at the time but ironically when we were told the news we were on a long holiday travelling around Australia.”

Australian sports presenter and entrepreneur, Erin Molan joined the Bowel Cancer Australia team as an Ambassador after her sister was diagnosed with the disease.
While a cancer diagnosis sends most people reeling, for Erin, the news that her sister was battling a disease more common in older people made it even more of a shock.

Ian Thatcher brings extensive professional experience as a global financial advisor to his role as a Director on the Bowel Cancer Research Foundation Australia Board.

A passionate believer in team-based pioneering to deliver breakthroughs, Ian found himself attracted to the charity’s commitment to leading-edge bowel cancer discoveries that have an everlasting impact on Australian health.

James Georgopoulos was a young and innovative farmer from Shepparton who dreamed of shaking up the industry.
In 2014, he began working with a nursery to create a pear unique in flavour and colour.
"He knew as a young farmer when he first came on board, we had to rejuvenate the pear industry,” said James' father, Chris Georgopoulos.

As co-founder and executive chairman of one of Australia’s largest consumer magazine publishing businesses, David Gardiner has turned unknown brands into household names.

But bowel cancer doesn’t discriminate, and despite his personal success, David was diagnosed with Australia’s second deadliest cancer at age 51.

Troy is a frequent ultramarathon runner, but this year he chose to run for a cause close to his heart.

“When I’ve run ultramarathons in the past my family and friends have asked why and what was I raising money for – I was doing it as a personal challenge. But this year I decided to use this event as a fundraiser for Bowel Cancer Australia, in honour of my brother Jason.”

Inspired by the commitment of patron Richard Penn to improving outcomes for people affected by bowel cancer, Gavin Fox-Smith joined Bowel Cancer Australia’s board in 2004.

“I’ve always believed in the mission,” said Gavin.