Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand.

It kills as many New Zealanders as breast and prostate cancer combined, and it can affect anyone at any age. But it is treatable – and beatable – if it’s detected early enough.

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of the community to continue our work.

DONATE NOW TO BEAT BOWEL CANCER

Beats shaving. Beats bowel cancer.

Ready for a big, hairy challenge? Grow a beard this December, get your mates to back you – and raise funds to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer. And ladies, why not support the hairy heroes in your life by sponsoring them or holding a beard themed event?

Let’s get beardly serious about bowel cancer! During December alone 250 people will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 100 will die. Help us change this statistic.

SIGN UP NOW

THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT

We’re helping the 1 in 6 New Zealanders affected by bowel cancer.
Here’s how we’re tracking:

2016

New Zealand’s first bowel cancer screening programme piloted. We’ve been the strongest voice calling for a nationwide programme – now being rolled out.

28%

Increase in referrals for colonoscopies, resulting in more bowel cancer being found early – when it’s more treatable.

357%

Increase in home screening test kits this year, due in large part to our advocacy work.

$100,000+

Donated towards vital bowel cancer research in New Zealand: research that could help save hundreds of lives.

620+

Patients supported via our online patient support group in the past four years – with an increase of 46% this year alone.

500,000+

New Zealanders reached through our awareness and prevention campaigns in 2018 alone – helping to ensure Kiwis don’t sit on their symptoms.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BEAT BOWEL CANCER

4 ways you can help.

JOIN US NOW TO BEAT BOWEL CANCER

Read. Learn. Share.

No one likes to talk about bowel cancer, but the bottom line is, the more you know, the better the chances of beating it. So check out our helpful blogs and tips on preventing this silent killer – and read the stories of Kiwis affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer NZ provides patient voice at MedTech Showcase
Our chairperson Trisha Cooney recently attended the Medical Technology Association of NZ, MedTech Showcase in Parliament, hosted by the Minister
Read more →
Waves against the rock by Turid Heiler
Like waves hitting rocks, bouncing off and then returning once again is how wide the cancer impact feels. The person
Read more →
My Dad won’t get to meet any grandchildren or walk my sister down the aisle
My Dad, Chris Feely, was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in January 2016 at the age of 55, after a colonoscopy
Read more →
Kristina’s Move your Butt challenge: Still going strong!
Nat would be shouting at us from the heavens. She was the MOST competitive, feisty, hearty, mouthy (netball) player you’d
Read more →
READ MORE FROM OUR BLOG

With thanks to our sponsors

Plumbing World
Shtbox
Olympus