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

Team Doull

Team Doull – Liana and Simon Doull

Jane Lowe

Ed Lim

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.

How to get involved

June is bowel cancer awareness month, so we’re encouraging New Zealanders to Move your Butts more during June. You don’t have to climb a mountain or run a marathon, 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 20 minutes a day, doing 10 press-ups a day, cycling to work – 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. You’ll have more fun, stay more 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 #myb2020 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.

Bequest for bowel cancer research gratefully welcomed
Deborah (Debbie) Mary Fitzpatrick passed away on 27 June 2019 after a 2 ½ year battle with bowel cancer. In
Read more →
Vineyard Half charity walker’s husband has stage 4 bowel cancer
Turid Heiler’s husband Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer at just 42 years old, on their youngest child’s
Read more →
Bowel Cancer NZ provides patient voice at MedTech Showcase
Our chairperson Trisha Cooney recently attended the Medical Technology Association of NZ, MedTech Showcase in Parliament, hosted by the Minister
Read more →
Overdue bowel screening finally hits halfway mark
Bowel Cancer New Zealand is pleased to see the bowel screening programme finally rolled out to half of New Zealand’s
Read more →
Waves against the rock by Turid Heiler
Like waves hitting rocks, bouncing off and then returning once again is how wide the cancer impact feels. The person
Read more →
Kristina’s Move your Butt challenge: Still going strong!
Nat would be shouting at us from the heavens. She was the MOST competitive, feisty, hearty, mouthy (netball) player you’d
Read more →

With thanks to our sponsors

Plumbing World