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. Get some 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
New Zealanders will die from bowel cancer
Every day on average:
Of us are diagnosed with bowel cancer
Of us will die from bowel cancer
Getting more exercise and eating well can help prevent bowel cancer, plus 100% of funds raised go towards bowel cancer awareness, research, advocacy and support.
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.
Highlights from 2018
Here are just some of the ways your help has enabled us to make real change happen: Advocate– Throughout the year we called on the Ministry of Health (MoH) to