Perth man Andrew Moloney and his partner Karen Parker didn’t need to look up the answers to the 2019 Golden Nugget online quiz, which tested peoples’ knowledge of bowel cancer signs and symptoms and encouraged participants to ‘check their poo’.
Karen's son-in-law John-Ross had complained about symptoms for several years before he was eventually diagnosed with the disease.
Affectionately referred to as “JR”, John-Ross was married to Karen’s daughter Jo-ann.
A qualified mechanic, guitarist, and dog trainer, JR loved his wife, 2 children, dog, and pet turtle.
He was also passionate about music, motorbikes and the Carlton football team.
Overcoming the misconceptions often associated with Australia's second deadliest cancer has always been a major focus of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual Bowel Cancer Australia initiative that runs throughout the month of June to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 103 Australians every week.
We strive for visible and impactful media coverage to get the message out, and our media analysis of the Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2019 campaign indicates that’s exactly what we got.