“I chose Bowel Cancer Australia as the beneficiary for my Facebook Birthday Fundraiser in memory of my dad who passed away in July 2022. If I can help one family get the early treatment they need, then I know I’m making a difference!

I hope these much-needed funds continue to spread awareness, help families and research into this life changing disease.

My dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel cancer that had spread to his liver by the time they found it. My dad had regular screenings and health checks with no known family history. He went to the doctor with no sign or symptoms of bowel cancer - six weeks later he went back to the doctor with a stomach pain and they found Stage 4 bowel cancer that had already spread to his liver and ultimately his stomach.

We were shocked and confused as there was nothing. Then six weeks later it was an aggressive cancer that ultimately took his life. I hope that with money raised that I can help make a difference and bring awareness about this awful disease.

I will not let this cancer own my dad and others that have passed before him. I hope with this money raised and funds continuing to being raised that we can rid bowel cancer and its nastiness!” ~ Steph.

If you were inspired by Steph's fundraising efforts and would like to support Bowel Cancer Australia through a Facebook Fundraiser in celebration of your birthday further details are available here