Tagged: #Making A Difference

14
Apr
2016
Big thanks to young fundraiser Eleanor (Nell), who raised close to $2000 in support of Bowel Cancer Australia through her big "hair chop" to help others!
 
"For a long time I have wanted to shave my hair off. And then I thought I could donate my hair to make wigs for people who have cancer, and maybe raise money too. My Aunty Georgina’s best friend Leisa, died from bowel cancer just before Christmas in 2015. All the kids were happy because it was Christmas time, but Gina was really, really sad. Leisa also has a little daughter who is only seven years old. That’s not much younger than me. Mum wasn’t so sure that shaving all my hair off was a great idea. She was a bit worried I wouldn't like my new look! So after a lot of discussion, we decided I could cut my hair really, really short and still donate it to make a wig. By becoming an Every Day Hero, I am hoping to also raise some money for Bowel Cancer Australia. I would be very sad if this happened to someone I love, and I feel sad for Leisa and her family and friends. She was only 47."
07
Apr
2016
CONGRATULATIONS to 8 year old Gracie, who did an absolutely fabulous job supporting Bowel Cancer Australia through her annual fundraiser. Gracie chooses a different charity or cause to raise money for each year. “This year, I chose bowel cancer because my Great Poppy died of bowel cancer before I was born. It makes me very sad that I never got to meet him!!! I asked all my family, friends and my grade 2 teacher, to donate towards the cause. I raised $90 altogether. I really hope this helps other people”. Thank you Gracie for your generosity and for helping making a difference!
31
Mar
2016
From the fun and quirky, to the inspiring and challenging, every week our creative supporters come up with simple ideas that have a big impact on their community and our charity.

So, in this special article we’re featuring some of our inspiring community supporters—those individuals and community groups who have rolled up their sleeves and accepted our humble challenge: to make every little bit count!
Published in Latest News
15
Mar
2016

Canberra-based accounting firm Callaghans has further cemented its commitment to bowel cancer awareness and research by hosting a second annual charity event on behalf of Bowel Cancer Australia.

The Michael Williams Memorial Golf Day, held at The Federal Golf Club on February 26, honours the memory of esteemed colleague, husband and father Michael Williams, who died of bowel cancer in October 2014. The keen golfer was only 32 years old.

Bowel Cancer Australia’s Health Promotions Officer Maria McEnery attended the event, which included a charity auction and cheque presentation. A total of $20,000 was raised thanks to donations from players, colleagues and sponsors.

Published in Latest News
11
Jan
2016
In 2014 Queensland musician Raphael Skene (nee Lindquist) was studying a Master of Music Studies at Queensland Conservatorium when she was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer. She was never able to return to class to complete her studies, and sadly passed away 25 November 2014. Raphael had been married exactly one month, and had reached her 30th birthday only twelve days earlier.

One year on, Eric Yates from Flagged Productions hosted a jazz concert at Queensland Conservatorium to honour Raphael’s memory and fulfil her final wishes.
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