We are a national patient and whānau-led charity aiming to reduce the impact of bowel cancer on the New Zealand community through awareness, education, support, research and promotion of access to appropriate screening and treatments. Through our work we aim to save lives from the second biggest cancer killer in New Zealand.
We receive no funding from the Government, so we rely on the generosity of New Zealanders like you to help us spread the word and beat bowel cancer.
Background to Bowel Cancer New Zealand
The charity was founded in 2010 by a group of people affected by bowel cancer, with the support of clinicians committed to improving bowel cancer awareness among the general public and health professionals. The charity aims to provide clear and up-to-date information about: the disease, symptoms, what to do if diagnosed, and treatments.
We encourage people to communicate frankly about all aspects of this disease, and not to be embarrassed to talk about bottoms and bowels!
Bowel Cancer is New Zealand’s cancer. Instead of leading the world in terms of the numbers of people affected by bowel cancer and deaths from bowel cancer, we need to lead the world in terms of finding solutions to this disease and improving outcomes for patients.
We are a (growing) group of volunteers dedicated to helping to fight bowel cancer in New Zealand. We welcome expressions of interest from people wanting to contribute to the group’s mission and activities. Contributions could include time and enthusiasm, monetary donations – or both.
Don’t hesitate to contact us via our email address: email@example.com.
Sue has a wealth of experience (GP, Public Health Physician, and academic focused on Māori health – among many other things), including work with aspects of the Waitemata DHB Screening Pilot and acceptability of recruitment for Māori.
Alasdair is the Head of Gastroenterology Department, Middlemore Hospital, Head of Bowel Cancer screening programme, CMDHB, Director of the Macmurray Center and Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician at Middlemore Hospital.