Huge thanks to our sponsor CottonSofts for supporting 2020 Move your Butt this June.   

They’re moving their butts to beat bowel cancer. Will you?

They’re bowel cancer survivors, sons, daughters and partners. And they’re all taking on the
Move your Butt Challenge during June awareness month, because bowel cancer has touched their lives deeply.

Read their stories

How to get involved

June is bowel cancer awareness month, so we’re encouraging New Zealanders to Move your Butts more during June. You can even Move your Butt from home if necessary, simply challenge yourself to exercise more than you usually do.

Here’s how:

Set your challenge

1. Set your challenge

It can be anything that gets you moving more – walking or cycling 20 minutes a day, doing star jumps with the family – it’s up to you.
Get some ideas

Get sponsored

2. Get a team together

Get a team of friends, family or workmates moving together (virtually if needed). You’ll have more fun, stay motivated and raise even more money to beat bowel cancer.

Move your butts together

3. 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.

Save your butt

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.

Looking for ideas?

Check out 50 Ways to Get Moving, the Move your Butt toolkit and Moving more New Zealand. Join #moveyourbuttnz this June.

Why sign up to Move your Butt this June?

Because 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.

During June alone:

Every day, on average:


Kiwis will be diagnosed with bowel cancer


Of us will die from bowel cancer

Every day on average:


Kiwis are diagnosed with bowel cancer


Of us will die from bowel cancer

Taking part in Move your Butt 2020 will help us reduce these shocking statistics
– see our 10-year manifesto for beating bowel cancer.


Well done to all our movers! 100% of funds raised go towards beating bowel cancer.

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

Last year, hundreds of New Zealanders walked, ran, swam, star-jumped, trekked and tree-posed their way to raising nearly $75,000 towards life-changing bowel cancer awareness, advocacy, education, research and patient support.

Let’s beat last year’s total – Sign Up for the challenge!

See photo gallery | Connect with us: #myb2020

Beating 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 and overcoming this silent killer.

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