Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Every June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month here in New Zealand. We take this opportunity to raise awareness of New Zealand's most diagnosed cancer with over 3200 people diagnosed each year.
We are a non government funded charity who are run by volunteers. Without your fundraising efforts each year we would not be able to provide:
How you can help us
We can supply some fundraising tools such as fliers, stickers and collection buckets to help you fundraise whether you be an individual, a business or a school. Use the contact us button to request a fundraising pack.
Click on the sections below for some inspirational ideas on how to fundraise for Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust. Once you have collected your donations, send directly to us via our donation page where you will receive a receipt for the full amount that corresponds with the requirements of the IRD.
Click on a box below for fundraising ideas...
Bowel Cancer Stats in New Zealand
Bowel Cancer is the most diagnosed cancer here in New Zealand with more than 3200 diagnosed every year and 1200 people dying from it.
Approx. 45% of these people are of working age.
Men are at slightly higher risk than women.
Up to 90% can be prevented if we catch it early enough.
The Governments bowel screening programme only helps those between the ages of 60-74 years old.
The National Screening Programme is only available in 8/20 DHB's currently.
Rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment can help prevent up to 28% secondary cancer re-occurrence.
Rehabilitation can also reduce secondary illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.