Bowel Cancer Australia, the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer, will lead the way for the celebration of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this June. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is an initiative to raise awareness about Australia's second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
This month-long awareness campaign will be highlighted by Red Apple Day on 19 June 2019, where Australians are encouraged to support the work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon and apple themed fundraising activities.
Bowel Cancer Australia was started by a small team of specialists focused on creating a better health future not only for the patients they treated but for every Australian. And with support from a very generous donation in 2000, they established the charity now known as Bowel Cancer Australia, which is the only dedicated national charity aimed at raising awareness of and funding research into bowel cancer.
Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo is symbolic of the charity's bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early.
Bowel cancer is the second deadliest for of cancer in Australia, claiming the lives of 103 Australians every week or 5,375 people a year. However, it is also one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.
While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn't discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old. And 1 in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime, which means that for just this year, 15,604 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease.
You can help and support Red Apple Day and Bowel Cancer Awareness Month by doing the following:
- You can buy Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbons here or help sell some here. All proceeds will be used to fund all wonderful projects of the Bowel Cancer Australia.
- Most a Red Apple Day fundraising event in your company or your community. For more details, go here.
For more information about Bowel Cancer Australia, go to their website at bowelcanceraustralia.org.
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