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Bowel Cancer Australia has received a $50,000 donation from food services distributors within the Countrywide group.
The money was raised at the organisation's national meeting in Melbourne and included the proceeds from individual donations and a silent auction at Countrywide's National Awards Dinner. About 400 people attended the event.
The silent auction has become an annual charity fundraising event over the last five years featuring items from sporting memorabilia through to iPads. One of the featured items was a signed helmet commemorating the 50 year anniversary of motor racing at Bathurst.

I’ve seen the effects of bowel cancer first hand and know I never want to go through it. My Dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer in February 2000. He was just 49 years old. He had had some rectal bleeding and back pain so went to the GP who sent him for a colonoscopy.

After this plus scans and blood tests, Dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer which had spread to the liver. He had successful surgery to remove the cancer from the bowel but when the surgeons opened him up to remove the tumour from his liver, they discovered it had wrapped around the aorta so removal wasn’t possible.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories

My mother passed away with breast cancer when I was 10, so I have always been diligent with screening and looking after my health.  I would go to my doctor on a regular basis to make sure everything was all OK.

In February of this year I had been quite tired, had a lot of back and abdominal pain so I went for a check-up with my GP.  Blood tests taken read an Hb of 72 so I was called immediately to go to hospital for a blood transfusion.  From there I underwent a colonoscopy and gastroscopy to find out where the blood loss was coming from.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories

When I was first diagnosed with bowel cancer I did not have enough time to feel ‘sad’ or ‘worry’ too much. I am naturally an optimistic person and an ‘action man’. “I can get through this!” I thought to myself.

Prior to my diagnosis at age 26, I had been experiencing dull pains in my pelvic area for 3 to 4 years, extending up through to my belly button and around to the right side of my body.

Published in Bowel Cancer Stories
Warmest thanks to the Altona City Rotary Club, their members, supporters and local community.
Each year the Club organises a number of major events to raise funds for charity groups and Rotary programs, and kindly selected Bowel Cancer Australia as a beneficiary of their Annual Bike Ride.
A dedicated group of cyclists and support crew, made up of Club and local community members, rode from Melbourne to Sydney for the event.
Raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and bowel cancer. Thank you to all involved, we greatly appreciate your support – making a difference to bowel cancer advocacy, awareness, education, support and research
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