The bigger our voice grows the more lives we can save.

Talking about it saves lives, the bigger our voice becomes the more New Zealanders we can reach. We’re constantly working to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms to promote early diagnosis and support open access to treatment for anyone in need.

There is a stigma around bowel cancer limiting it being discussed with each other and with GPs. One of our key goals is to get it openly talked about all year round. To achieve this we run a variety of campaigns and initiatives.

Our awareness campaigns include:

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer New Zealand’s awareness month, each year, for a full month, a new campaign helps educate the country on the early signs and symptoms to save lives. Details of the 2017 campaign will be released soon.


Decembeard is a beard growing challenge between Kiwi men to help raise funds and awareness for Bowel Cancer New Zealand.  #RealMenGrowBeards

Art Chairs

Chairs come in many shapes and sizes, just like all the New Zealanders affected by bowel cancer. In 2016 some of our most talented artists turned a diverse collection of ordinary chairs into works of art to draw attention to a cancer that kills 100 New Zealanders every month, that’s just too many chairs left empty.

Call To Action

To help reduce the impact of bowel cancer on our country we created 10 key calls to action, addressing all levels of government and the New Zealand community.

I Give A Crap

A partnership with Cottonsoft, using well known Kiwis to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and encourage people breakthrough the stigma to have a chat with their loved ones.