HOW TO GET GOING. AND GROWING.

We’re asking every Kiwi bloke to take it on the chin to help beat bowel cancer this December. And ladies, why not support the hairy heroes in your life by sponsoring them or holding a beard themed event?

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

STEP 1.

SIGN UP HERE.

then ditch the razor and grow a beard in December. Goatee, Vandyke, mountain man or designer stubble: it all counts.

STEP 2.

GET OTHERS TO BACK YOUR BEARD.

Sign up your mates, family and work colleagues to support you and follow your epic beard-growing journey.

STEP 3.

SET A FUNDRAISING GOAL.

Don’t set your target too low! You might be surprised by how deep your supporters will dig to help you reach your goal.

STEP 4.

GET THE BEARDSMEN TOGETHER.

Get your mates, workmates or family members to take the challenge too. Dare them to get creative to raise even more funds.

STEP 5.

SPREAD THE WORD.

Share your beard-growing prowess on social media, to enlist support and get the word out on why Kiwis need to get serious about beating bowel cancer.

STEP 6.

CELEBRATE!

Organise an end-of-month event for ‘the great shave’ – or embrace the hairy life and stay bearded to keep spreading the message.

Not sure where to start? Download the Decembeard fundraising toolkit.

LET’S GET BEARDLY SERIOUS ABOUT BOWEL CANCER!

Bowel cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand. It kills as many of us as breast and prostate cancer combined – and it can affect anyone at any age.

EVERY DAY ON AVERAGE:

DURING DECEMBER ALONE:

8

Of us are diagnosed with bowel cancer

3

Of us will die from bowel cancer

DURING DECEMBER ALONE:

250

New Zealanders will be diagnosed with bowel cancer

100

New Zealanders will die from bowel cancer

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Looking for someone? Support and donate to your friends or family by searching for them here:

Decembeard kicks off on the 1st December, so get a head start now. 100% of the funds you raise go towards bowel cancer awareness, research, advocacy and support – so sign up for the challenge.

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GROW A BEARD. BEAT BOWEL CANCER.

No one likes to talk about bowel cancer, but the bottom line is the more you know, the better the chances of beating it.
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