Tagged: #NSW

11
Aug
2013
CONGRATULATIONS to young fundraiser Sam, who did an absolutely fabulous job supporting Bowel Cancer Australia in the Sydney City2Surf.
 
Sam (& mum Sarah) smashed their initial $1,500 target, raising $3,180 for bowel cancer research! Sam's grandmother is currently undergoing treatment for bowel cancer, and is their inspiration for taking part in the race.
 
"The run itself was 'FUN' - for a long time I have often said (before I started running) how could there be 'fun' in running but I was definitely proved wrong.
 
We had a blast and as soon as we ran over the finish line (1hr40) Sam turned to me and said 'when are we doing the next one?'..."
11
Aug
2013
When Kate's dad was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer two years ago, she started running to help cope with the challenges of the journey.
 
"I love to run and I thought what better way to honour my dad's memory and promote awareness than to run in the iconic City2Surf and fundraise for Bowel Cancer Australia.
 
I surprised myself by being the 927th female to cross the line from over 30,000 women - I'd like to think my Dad was there urging me along through the wall of runners who were also running for a cause."
 
Thanks so muck Kate and congratulations!
28
May
2013

I was only 26 when I went to my doctor concerned about changes in my bowel habits and feeling very tired. My doctor put it down to stress which frustrated me because I felt I wasn’t being listened to.

I went to the ED and remember crying saying, “I know there is something wrong with me”. Coming from a medical background (registered nurse) I demanded to speak with a gastro specialist. The doctor who came along spoke and listened to me as human being, he was empathetic and asked the right questions. He sent me for an X-ray as he suspected I might have Crohn’s disease.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
19
May
2013
When Bowel Cancer Australia supporter Jamie decided to start training for the SMH Half Marathon he wanted to reach a goal he never thought he would accomplish.
 
But when the race day came not only did Jamie accomplish his goal, he exceeded it – completing the run and raising close to double his original fundraising target (raising over $3,700)!
 
"May was not just the month of the race, but also the month I lost my father to bowel cancer in 2009. His passing was and still is the hardest thing I have faced in my life. So I figured what better way to honour him and his life then to run this race and raise some funds."
 
Thank you for your support Jamie, and we look forward to your next big event.
02
Apr
2013

Buying a $40 FOBT kit is so much cheaper when compared to your life.

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 40 after finally getting around to using an FOBT kit. I had purchased the kit in June 2012 and it sat in my cupboard until I finally used it in early September. The results came back positive.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
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