Ambassador - Jack Davis

Jack has been one of our staunchest supporters since 2017 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal bowel cancer at just 49 years old and given a few months to live.

He is part of the minority population of NZ of only 6% that has Lynch Syndrome, a rare hereditary condition that increases their lifetime risk of bowel cancer by up to 50% before the age of 70.

With the help of Bowel Cancer Foundation since his 2017 diagnosis, he has received immunotherapy treatment (Keytruda) which has seen his tumours shrink to just one left. That was three years ago…

Jack is here to help bowel cancer patients overcome the shock of their diagnosis and offers support to those who need it. He is also working alongside Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust to help with a submission to PHARMAC to support the public funding and access to the drug Keytruda for MSi-H/dMMr cancers, (patients with Lynch Syndrome).

Jack has appeared regularly in the media and also helps with the content on our website.

Read some of the blog articles here...

Keytruda miracle drug – Jack’s story

What is Lynch Syndrome?

Does Frankincense help fight bowel cancer?

If you would like to be put in touch with Jack, contact us.

Latest Posts

The latest articles from Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

KETRUDA doubles survival rates over chemo for some patients

KETRUDA doubles survival rates over chemo for some patients

Keytruda doubles the survival rates over chemo for patients with MSI-H / dMMR mutations for bowel cancer....
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What is the cost of a life in NZ? Patient story – Sally Rangimare Wast

What is the cost of a life in NZ? Patient story – Sally Rangimare Wast

Keytruda has given 65 year old Sally Rangimare Wast her life back. Just four cycles of Keytruda has shrunk her stage 4 bowel cancer tumours enabling h...
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Southland Charity Hospital plans revealed on Blairs 40th Birthday

Southland Charity Hospital plans revealed on Blairs 40th Birthday

Southland Charity Hospital revealed their concept plans as a tribute to what would have been Blair Vining's 40th birthday today.....
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Charity Achievements

Key milestones reached by Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust

$1.1million

Dollars distributed in the last 12 months to fund research and provide equity of care and better patient outcomes

195

Bowel cancer survivors rehabilitated after gruelling treatment helping to reduce cancer re-occurrence

109+

Bowel screening kits provided to Kiwi’s who do not qualify for free public screening to detect bowel cancer early

7+

Years we've been making a difference for bowel cancer patients in New Zealand