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. But it is treatable – and beatable – if it’s detected early enough.

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of the community to continue our work.

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Beats shaving. Beats bowel cancer.

Ready for a big, hairy challenge? Grow a beard this December, get your mates to back you – and raise funds to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer. And ladies, why not support the hairy heroes in your life by sponsoring them or holding a beard themed event?

Let’s get beardly serious about bowel cancer! During December alone 250 people will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 100 will die. Help us change this statistic.

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We’re helping the 1 in 6 New Zealanders affected by bowel cancer.
Here’s how we’re tracking:

2016

New Zealand’s first bowel cancer screening programme piloted. We’ve been the strongest voice calling for a nationwide programme – now being rolled out.

28%

Increase in referrals for colonoscopies, resulting in more bowel cancer being found early – when it’s more treatable.

357%

Increase in home screening test kits this year, due in large part to our advocacy work.

$100,000+

Donated towards vital bowel cancer research in New Zealand: research that could help save hundreds of lives.

620+

Patients supported via our online patient support group in the past four years – with an increase of 46% this year alone.

500,000+

New Zealanders reached through our awareness and prevention campaigns in 2018 alone – helping to ensure Kiwis don’t sit on their symptoms.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BEAT BOWEL CANCER

4 ways you can help.

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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 and tips on preventing this silent killer – and read the stories of Kiwis affected by bowel cancer.

Sarah’s Move your Butt challenge: 60 sit-ups a day so people sit up and take notice
“If I can help prevent just one person going through what my Dad went through, it will be totally worth
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Father of three moves to Christchurch to access treatment
For father-of-three Mike Heiler staying alive meant packing up his family’s life in Wanaka and moving five hours away to
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Evie’s Move your Butt challenge: Getting checked early is just a no brainer
“Bowel cancer can happen to anyone – it doesn’t discriminate.” Our amazing current leader on the Move your Butt fundraising
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Renee’s Move your Butt Challenge: A positive attitude is everything
Well, as the beginning of the challenge nears I find myself in an awkward situation.  Am I going to be ready
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