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Bowel Cancer Australia: Calling All Kick Ass Women


Wake up. Kick bowel cancer’s ass. Repeat.


It is a common misconception that bowel cancer is an old man’s disease. Yet the reality is, bowel cancer affects women of all ages, and almost half of all people diagnosed with bowel cancer in Australia each year are women.


Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Aussie women, claiming the lives of more than 2,400 wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces and girlfriends in Australia every year.


But the good news is that bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early.


That’s why Bowel Cancer Australia is calling on all Aussie women to help us kick bowel cancer’s ass!



Celebrating International Women’s Day


In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March), Bowel Cancer Australia raises awareness of bowel cancer in women and shares empowering stories from Aussie women who are kicking bowel cancer’s ass.


Join our campaign to increase awareness of bowel cancer in women and show your support for all the kick ass women living with or beyond bowel cancer and help save lives.


Bowel Cancer Australia’s goal is to have a lasting impact on our health future – where no one dies of bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.



Host a kick ass awareness and fundraising event


Get together with your mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, nieces, cousins and girlfriends and host a kick ass event to raise much needed funds and awareness for Bowel Cancer Australia.


We know that diet and lifestyle have a role to play in bowel cancer risk, so we encourage you to incorporate some physical activity and healthy food choices into your event.


Add a few healthy snacks to your high tea or ladies’ dinner party or organise a group session of walking, yoga, pilates, swimming, running, Zumba or Tai Chi.


Looking for an excuse for a girlie getaway – why not extend your awareness and fundraising activities into a weekend retreat!


Create a Kick Ass online fundraising page here.



Celebrate your kick ass mum on Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day provides a lovely opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful Mums out there and also to remember the special Mums who are no longer with us.


A gift to Bowel Cancer Australia for Mother’s Day, or to a special lady in your life, is a wonderful gift in celebration or in memory.


It’s a gift of hope for the future, a future where more families can stay together for longer and celebrate special days like Mother’s Day together.


And don’t forget – Mother’s Day is also a great opportunity to spread the important bowel cancer awareness message to your Mum and Grandma.



Share your kick ass story


Are you a kick ass woman living with or beyond bowel cancer, or do you have a female family member or friend that is?


We’re seeking female volunteers of all ages to share their experiences to help raise awareness of bowel cancer in women, show support for all the kick ass Aussie women currently living with or beyond bowel cancer, and help save lives.


Tell your story and help us kick bowel cancer’s butt.


Click here to share your kick ass story.


Since the campaign launched in 2018, a number of kick ass women living with or beyond bowel cancer and their loved ones have shared their empowering stories.


Helping to increase awareness of bowel cancer in women, challenging misconceptions around the disease, supporting women around the country living with bowel cancer, and helping to save lives.


You can read their kick ass stories here.

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