21 July 2024

Join ‘Move Your Butt’ fund-raiser challenge to beat bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer New Zealand’s ‘Move Your Butt’ annual fund-raiser challenge starts tomorrow, 1 June and it is still not too late to join.

The charity is asking Kiwis this June to get off their butt and challenge themselves to exercise more – even if it’s just a 10-minute daily walk, and eat well to help prevent bowel cancer. Friends and family can sponsor your challenge and raise money, to help more New Zealanders beat bowel cancer.

Join ‘Move Your Butt’ challenge & help save lives (Photo courtesy/BowelCancerNZ)

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with more than 3,000 people diagnosed each year – an average of 8 per day. According to Bowel Cancer NZ, this also causes the second-highest cancer deaths in our country with three deaths every day, on an average from bowel cancer. This deadly disease kills as many Kiwis as breast and prostate cancer combined.

Bowel Cancer NZ which works to reduce the impact of bowel cancer in our communities, is relying on the generosity of Kiwis to help beat this deadly cancer. It’s goal is to raise $350,000 and until this morning, nearly $47,000 has already been raised.

More than 500 individuals and 121 teams have already signed up for this challenge. All funds raised during this month will go towards bowel cancer awareness, research and patients support services, says Bowel Cancer NZ.

Individuals and teams can set their own challenge. “Anything that gets you moving more – walking or cycling 20 minutes a day, doing star jumps with family.” Team of friends, whānau or workmates can also move together as a team for more fun.

Among those who are moving their butt this June are TVNZ presenter, Jenny-May Clarkson and yachtsman and bowel cancer survivor, Dean Barker.

It is still not too late to sign up to tackle this challenge. You can join anytime during this month by clicking here.

Bowel Cancer NZ is 100% community-funded cancer charity and offers “nurse support to patients and their whānau, fund free patient support services, financial assistance, advocates improved screening and access to vital medication, and fund research into treatments.”

Also read:

https://www.newsviews.co.nz/bowel-cancer-if-youre-not-worried-you-should-be-warns-a-gp/ https://www.newsviews.co.nz/world-cancer-day-get-off-your-butt-urges-bowel-cancer-nz/

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