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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June is Move your Butt month

Challenge yourself to move more during June – and raise funds to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer. You don’t have to run a marathon, simply challenge yourself (or get a team together) to exercise more than you usually do.

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“I’m gearing up for the Move your Butt challenge in June – and I’d love you to join me. Just exercise each day during June as we fundraise for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.”
Jenny-May Clarkson

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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

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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.

Ann’s Move your Butt challenge: It’s full steam ahead!
Well it’s time to seriously begin my challenge and start  moving my butt! I have only just sent out emails to friends telling them what I am doing and have
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Nigel supports Move your Butt: “It’s annoying, but exercise is good for you.”
“We’re supposed to be very physical beings that go out and do stuff,” says Nigel Latta. Nigel Latta, TV host, author and psychologist, is getting behind the Move your Butt
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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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