How to get involved

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.

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. See below for loads of ideas.

Get sponsored

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.

Move your butts together

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.

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 Move your Butt this June?

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


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

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.

So Move Your Butt and Sign Up for the challenge!

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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 this silent killer.

Claire’s Move your Butt challenge: moving to spread the word about nutrition
“Adding more fibre to everyday eating is something we can all do to reduce our bowel cancer risk.” Nutritionist, media commentator and mother, Claire Turnbull, is taking on the Move
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Jenny-May’s Move your Butt challenge: Moving her Butt to raise awareness.
“Just face the fear of knowing: the sooner you do, the greater the hope.” Sports commentator, Jenny-May Clarkson, is taking on the Move your Butt challenge this June to help
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Kristina’s Move your Butt challenge: bowel cancer takes lives, souls and hearts.
It’s two weeks since I signed on to the Move your Butt challenge and it’s all on! I’m doing it for Nat, my best friend and sister who I lost
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Introducing our Move your Butt coach: Britt Chambers
Introducing Britt and her top tips! Britt Chambers is a huge supporter of Bowel Cancer New Zealand and a true inspiration to us all. A professional athlete, Britt is currently
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Renee’s Move your Butt challenge: fit, healthy and diagnosed with bowel cancer
My connection with bowel cancer is very personal. At 38, I was fit and healthy, and diagnosed with bowel cancer. I was treated with the standard protocol of surgery followed
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Ann’s Move your Butt challenge: walking 30 minutes a day to beat bowel cancer
“Our generation isn’t very good at discussing bowel cancer or even thinking about it.” Ann Bradley is adamant that she’s going to participate in Move your Butt month – partly
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