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.

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June is Move your Butt month

Challenge yourself to move more during June – and raise funds to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer. You don’t have to run a marathon, simply challenge yourself (or get a team together) to exercise more than you usually do.

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“I’m gearing up for the Move your Butt challenge in June – and I’d love you to join me. Just exercise each day during June as we fundraise for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.”
Jenny-May Clarkson

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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

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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.

Sarah’s Move your Butt challenge: 60 sit-ups a day so people sit up and take notice
“If I can help prevent just one person going through what my Dad went through, it will be totally worth it.” I’m not someone who usually does this sort of
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Father of three moves to Christchurch to access treatment
For father-of-three Mike Heiler staying alive meant packing up his family’s life in Wanaka and moving five hours away to Christchurch. The 42-year-old discovered he had stage four bowel cancer
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Evie’s Move your Butt challenge: Getting checked early is just a no brainer
“Bowel cancer can happen to anyone – it doesn’t discriminate.” Our amazing current leader on the Move your Butt fundraising leaderboard, Evie, is planning to ‘plant a tree pose’ every
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Renee’s Move your Butt Challenge: A positive attitude is everything
Well, as the beginning of the challenge nears I find myself in an awkward situation.  Am I going to be ready to start?  Am I actually going to be able to complete
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