NEWS

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Our latest news articles

We are really pleased with how our Never Too Young article looks in MediBoard NZ's very first edition of their MediWell Magazine.
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Bum Huggers is a project we've released in collaboration with Great Full NZ where all profits go to our charity.
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Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. This year, 23,000 New Zealanders will be diagnosed with cancer and 10,000 will die.
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The campaign is running this August, in memory of 4 brave young people who appeared in the 2018 campaign and have sadly passed away since.
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We’re proud to be a beneficiary of Dry July NZ this year and we've got exciting news... Sign up for Dry July 2020 is now open!
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A group of bowel cancer patients has put together a nationwide campaign highlighting that you are never too young for bowel cancer.
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June 2020 is bowel cancer awareness month – and it’s also our annual Move your Butt fundraiser.
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Since 2013 CottonSofts have worked with us every year, creating campaigns to help raise awareness and much-needed funds.
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Emma Purchase's gorgeous husband Chris, the father to her two children, tragically passed away at the end of February from stage 4 bowel cancer. 
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Some people with bowel cancer are more at risk of becoming seriously ill if they contract the COVID-19 infection.
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Former Black Caps fast bowler and cricket commentator Simon Doull and his wife Liana have become Bowel Cancer NZ ambassadors.
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Jane Lowe's experience of nearly losing her mother to bowel cancer has left her determined to help more Kiwis prevent and beat bowel cancer.
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Edwin Lim has several very moving reasons to get involved in this year’s Move your Butt challenge.
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“The government is turning its back on hundreds of New Zealanders in their fifties, condemning many to an unnecessarily early grave.”
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Deborah (Debbie) Mary Fitzpatrick passed away on 27 June 2019 after a 2 ½ year battle with bowel cancer.
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Bowel cancer survivor and registered nurse, Kirsty Wing, is representing the patient / public perspective on the Bowel Screening Advisory Group
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Turid Heiler's husband Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer at just 42 years old, on their youngest child’s 6th birthday.
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Our chairperson Trisha Cooney recently attended the MedTech Showcase in Parliament, hosted by the Minister of Health.
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Bowel Cancer New Zealand is pleased to see the bowel screening programme finally rolled out to half of New Zealand’s 20 DHBs.
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In 2018 a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Mercy Hospital co-designed an animated video with a talented group of students at Otago Polytech.
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Like waves hitting rocks, bouncing off and then returning once again is how wide the cancer impact feels...
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Nat would be shouting at us from the heavens. She was the MOST competitive, feisty, hearty, mouthy (netball) player you'd find. 
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I’m not someone who usually does this sort of thing, but this cause is just too important to ignore.
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For father-of-three Mike Heiler staying alive meant packing up his family's life in Wanaka and moving five hours away to Christchurch.
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Our amazing current leader on the Move your Butt fundraising leaderboard, Evie, is planning to ‘plant a tree pose’ every day in June.
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Well, as the beginning of the challenge nears I find myself in an awkward situation.  Am I going to be ready to start?  
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This May, four amazing people all who had lost someone incredibly important to them due to bowel cancer, trekked the Great Wall of China.
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Well, we are into May and I have changed my challenge to the following:
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I’ve just completed the Saint Clair Vineyard half marathon and wow, what a location and setting! I woke up to the most beautiful day for a run.
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It's days like today that make something harder than it should be. Beaten by that dreaded word again BOWEL CANCER.
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Kim Calvert is Country Manager at Cottonsoft New Zealand, and he and his team are definitely getting behind the Move your Butt challenge in June.
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Well it’s time to seriously begin my challenge and start  moving my butt!
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Nigel Latta, TV host, author and psychologist, is getting behind the Move your Butt challenge in June.
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Nutritionist, media commentator and mother, Claire Turnbull, is taking on the Move your Butt challenge to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer.
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Sports commentator, Jenny-May Clarkson, is taking on the Move your Butt challenge this June to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer.
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Professor Frank Frizelle is a bowel cancer specialist, Professor of Surgery and the Editor in Chief of the New Zealand medical journey.
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You've signed up for the Challenge and feeling great - but now you’ve got to start preparing to Move that Butt!
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It’s two weeks since I signed on to the Move your Butt challenge and it’s all on!
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So I’ve signed up for this challenge.  No big deal I think!  But…it is a big deal.  I have long wanted to work with Bowel Cancer NZ. 
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Ann Bradley is adamant that she’s going to participate in Move your Butt month - partly for her fitness, but primarily to help spread the word.
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Make sure you include these must-haves on your fundraising page.
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Burpees for Bowel Cancer is my Move your Butt challenge and I’m making steady progress.
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Britt Chambers is a huge supporter of Bowel Cancer New Zealand and a true inspiration to us all.
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