Me pēhea tā mātau āwhina?

How can we help?

Ngā tatauranga kino whakaharahara

The devastating numbers

Every day, around 3 New Zealanders die from bowel cancer.
It’s time to get serious about beating this silent killer.

Bowel cancer is the second
highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand.
1 in 6
Kiwis are affected by
this deadly disease – with over 3,000 diagnosed each year.
of us die of bowel cancer
every year (as many as breast and prostate cancer combined).

He pēhea tā mātau āwhina

How we help

Through support, advocacy and life-changing research, we’re dedicated to reducing the impact of bowel cancer.

We support New Zealanders living with bowel cancer as well as their whānau.

We’re vocal advocates for more people to access our national screening programme.

We fund several critical research projects to improve detection and treatment of bowel cancer.

Te hunga kua āwhinatia e mātau

Who we’ve helped

Through support, advocacy and life-changing research, we’re dedicated to reducing the impact of bowel cancer.


Television presenter, Jenny-May Clarkson lost her brother to bowel cancer at just 54 years of age – so she knows first hand how important it is to seek help early.

Jenny-May’s brother had many of the classic bowel cancer symptoms – he was tired all the time, had a sore back and stomach pains. By the time he was diagnosed, it was already very advanced and he spent two years undergoing different treatments before finally succumbing to the disease.

Understandably, Jenny-May is passionate about encouraging New Zealanders to seek help. “Bowel cancer has a ripple effect on everyone who is close to you. So if you have any symptoms, get them checked early – for their sake.”

Me pēhea tō āwhina

How you can help

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of the amazing Kiwis and businesses who support our work.


Pānui. Ako. Tuari

Read. Learn. Share.

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