Click on the images below to hear important Australians talk about bowel cancer:
Now in its 12th year, Bowel Cancer Awareness Week is an annual public education initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia, recognised by Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer and other prominent Australian bowel cancer awareness groups. The Week aims to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of almost 100 Australians every week.
Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer wants all Australians to:
- Be aware
- Get tested
- Talk to their GP’s
Did you know?
- Bowel cancer is the most common cause of internal cancer affecting Australian men and women.
- Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.
- One Australian dies every two hours from this disease.
- Australia has the highest incidence of bowel cancer in the world, but the good news is that more than 90% of people survive bowel cancer if it is detected early and treated before the disease has spread.
- Currently fewer than 40% of bowel cancers are detected early.
- Testing is simple, anonymous and inexpensive, and can be done with a self-testing kit at home without embarrassing or invasive procedures.
Bowel Cancer Awareness Week has a positive message – saving lives through early detection – as bowel cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer if found early.
Activities during the Week promote and encourage Australians who are at a higher risk of developing the disease or experiencing symptoms to consult their GP.
For more information please contact us.
November 2011 Guest Speaker, Mr Neville Power, CEO Fortescue Metals July 2010 Guest Speaker, Mr Graeme Samuel, Chairman ACCC.
September 2009 Guest Speaker, The Honorable Peter Costello, MP
June 2008 Guest Speaker, Mr John So, City of Melbourne Lord Mayor
May 2007 Guest Speaker, Mr John So, City of Melbourne Lord Mayor
These invitation-only lunches, hosted by UBS, are for corporate executives and supporters of Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer.
The lunches are held to thank the generous corporate sponsors of Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer for their fundraising efforts, and to outline Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer’s ongoing commitment to improved bowel cancer research, education and prevention, with the support of the City of Melbourne.