June is bowel cancer awareness month, so we’re encouraging all New Zealanders – young and old, fit and unfit – to move their butts during June. You don’t have to run a marathon, simply challenge yourself to exercise more than you usually do.
1. Set your challenge
It can be anything that gets you moving more – walking 20 minutes a day, doing 10 press-ups a day, cycling to work – it’s up to you. See below for loads of ideas.
2. Get sponsored
Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your challenge. You could WIN great prizes and raise vital funds for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.
3. Move your butts together
Get a team of friends, family or workmates moving together. It’ll help you stay motivated and raise even more money to beat bowel cancer.
4. Save your butt
The good news is that if bowel cancer is diagnosed early enough, it CAN be beaten. So if you’re worried, move your butt and see your doctor.
Because June is bowel cancer awareness month – and 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.
During June alone:
Every day, on average:
New Zealanders will be diagnosed with 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.
So check out our helpful blogs, tips and stories on preventing this silent killer.
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