With her Pa having been diagnosed with bowel cancer, Evie decided she wanted to fundraise for Bowel Cancer Australia to help the charity support the growing number of Australians affected by the disease.
Diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2015, the cancer has now spread to her Pa’s lungs and liver.
Diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2017, Julie started hosting charity events in support of Bowel Cancer Australia after being told she was in remission.
“I was diagnosed with bowel cancer January 2017 and had part of my bowel removed the following month. Unfortunately, the cancer had spread outside the colon, therefore needing chemo, and I finished treatment in September 2017.”
Irrewarra-Beeac Football Netball Club’s desire to put bowel cancer in the spotlight gave one of the Bombers’ own a platform to share her story in a bid to help others this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Liz Gore learnt in December that she had bowel cancer, but the mother of three said she was “one of the lucky ones” after regular health checks potentially saved her life.
"Our great friend Marcus always brought out the best in everyone. His encouragement, support and belief in people made everyone be the best they could be. He was a much loved father, husband, teacher, friend and personal trainer. He loved to run his own parkrun along the Elwood foreshore every Saturday morning.
Inspired by friends who were training for a marathon and wanting to fulfil a long-held ambition, Jess and her husband Dean signed up for the Sydney Blackmores Half Marathon in support of Bowel Cancer Australia.