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Bowel Cancer Australia

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Name: Claire Annear

Position: National Community Engagement Manager

Email: info@bowelcanceraustralia.org

Website: http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org

Address

L2 65 Walker St

North Sydney NSW 2060

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Our Mission / Objective

Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Our Services

Bowel Cancer Australia makes real change happen across the entire continuum of care –

 

* We challenge perceptions through dynamic campaigning that raises awareness and motivates action;

 

* We increase health knowledge and understanding through the provision of practical information and programs;

 

* We champion what matters most to people affected by bowel cancer and empower them with the tools and knowledge to be advocates for their own health;

 

* We provide practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer, building communities through shared experiences and creating a powerful voice for change;

 

* We campaign for access to treatment and best care, to ensure more people live beyond bowel cancer;

 

* We fund research as it is the only way to discover a cure for bowel cancer; and

 

* We raise money to continue our life-saving work and inspire others to do the same.

Our Beneficiaries

Bowel Cancer Australia’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on our health future – one where no Australian dies from bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.

 

Bowel cancer affects men and women equally, of any age. Each week around 296 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer and another 103 die.

 

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer.

 

Projects in Progress

Bowel Care Nurses – providing telenursing support nationwide 

 

Bowel Cancer Australia’s friendly team of Bowel Care Nurses are at hand to answer bowel cancer questions large and small.

 

Whether you have symptoms and you don’t know what to do; or if you have been diagnosed or have questions about treatment options. Whatever the reason, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly, trained Bowel Care Nurses.

 

Our Bowel Care Nurses understand the needs of bowel cancer patients can be different, adding an extra layer of support to the trusted relationship patients have with their treating medical team at a very difficult time.

 

Registered nurses provide information and support to anyone with a question or experience related to bowel cancer.

 

Bowel Care Nutritionist- providing telenutrition support nationwide

 

A diagnosis of bowel cancer involves some major changes to diet and lifestyle.

 

Our Bowel Care Nutritionist, who is also a young-onset bowel cancer survivor, helps with practical advice on food choices during treatment and in recovery.

 

Offering specific nutritional advice, recipes, menu planning and cooking tips are provided to patients, carers, families and friends.

 

New high and low fibre recipes are also released online every month.

 

Peer-to-Peer Support Network

 

Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer Support Network is a voluntary community of people affected by bowel cancer, whether personally or via a family member.

 

It is Australia’s only national support group for bowel cancer patients, newly diagnosed, living with or beyond bowel cancer, and their loved ones. Including young families and partners, women diagnosed during pregnancy, siblings and parents with children that have been diagnosed with young-onset bowel cancer.

 

Through the support network, we aim to put people in touch with each other – matching them by age, gender, region and their stage of bowel cancer and treatment pathway.

 

Partners, relatives and friends of patients also benefit from this service as we are able to put them in touch with other people who have a loved one with bowel cancer.

 

An unparalleled range of patient information booklets

 

There is no shortage of information on bowel cancer but when it comes to credible information, that’s a different case.

 

Bowel Cancer Australia has developed a suite of publications covering all aspects of bowel cancer: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, surgery, treatment and care. Including resources uniquely designed for younger people.

 

Our resources are designed to increase understanding of bowel cancer, treatment (including managing side effects), and how to adjust to the ‘new’ normal for people living with and beyond bowel cancer.

 

Bowel cancer patients have unique needs which aren’t just physical

 

bowelcancer.care is an accredited online learning platform developed by Bowel Cancer Australia to help nurses recognise the unique needs of bowel cancer patients and better support and empower their patients.

 

Given rising rates of young-onset bowel cancer, is 45 the new 50

 

Almost 1 in 10 new bowel cancer cases now occur in Australians under 50. Bowel Cancer Australia highlights the need to review screening guidelines and consider lowering the starting age for bowel cancer screening from 50 to 45.

 

Never2Young

 

Bowel Cancer Australia’s ‘Bowel Cancer… You’re Never Too Young’ initiative was created to provide bowel cancer resources uniquely designed for younger people.

 

Offering practical and emotional support for the growing number of young people affected by bowel cancer (and their loved ones), championing what matters most to people living with or beyond young-onset bowel cancer, while challenging perceptions through dynamic campaigning that raises awareness and motivates action in all young Australians.

 

A highlight of the initiative is a dedicated Never Too Young Awareness Week that highlights the unique challenges faced by people who are living with or beyond young-onset bowel cancer.

The Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research

Researching a cure for Australia’s second deadliest cancer received a major boost recently with $10.4 million to establish the inaugural Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research at the University of Sydney, launched in May 2018.

Contributing $6.4 million, Bowel Cancer Australia’s funding expanded Australia’s research capacity and supported by additional funds of $4 million available to advance research into bowel cancer, the Chair will be a game changer for bowel cancer research in this country. 

While screening can help with early detection, it won’t eliminate bowel cancer. Research is the only way to discover a cure.

The Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research is named after one of Australia’s oldest bowel cancer survivors and is based at the University of Sydney’s Northern Clinical School, Royal North Shore Hospital’s Campus.

An endowed professorial chair is recognised as a University’s finest scholar in their field of expertise. They provide a research focal point in the country they are located, helping to attract and retain the brightest researchers and spur colleagues to their finest efforts – benefiting the entire Australian community.

Professor Mark Molloy is a biochemist and has developed his expertise in the science of ‘proteomics’. He is internationally recognised as an expert in the application of mass spectrometry in biomedical research. Professor Molloy’s focus areas are in translational cancer research, biomarker studies and cell signalling.

The commencement of Professor Molloy as the Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research is the culmination of many years of hard work

Our People

Leadership Team

Our Board is responsible for strategic decision and governance of Bowel Cancer Australia.  As is common with most charities, Directors are volunteers who give a considerable amount of time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the charity free of charge.
Bowel Cancer Australia’s current Directors come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of skills, experience and expertise. A majority of Directors have a personal bowel cancer experience.

Names of Board Members

Registration Information

ABN

98 095 158 633

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Bowel Cancer Australia is very grateful to all the special people who have chosen to support us through a Bequest (a gift made in their Will).

 

Anyone can include Bowel Cancer Australia in their Will.  And every dollar really does make a difference.

 

 

 

As a non-government charitable organisation, we rely on the generosity of the community to continue our work.

 

 

 

Your bequest will contribute directly to our expanding national activities, and supports us in our mission to reduce the impact of bowel cancer and digestive diseases in our society through awareness, education, support and research.

 

 

 

 

General Donations

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Bowel Cancer Australia have a number of volunteering opportunities available for both individuals and organisations.

 

To find out more about volunteering for Bowel Cancer Australia contact us on (02) 9923 8269 or email Volunteering with Bowel Cancer Australia.

 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Our Services

Bowel Cancer Australia makes real change happen across the entire continuum of care –

 

* We challenge perceptions through dynamic campaigning that raises awareness and motivates action;

 

* We increase health knowledge and understanding through the provision of practical information and programs;

 

* We champion what matters most to people affected by bowel cancer and empower them with the tools and knowledge to be advocates for their own health;

 

* We provide practical and emotional support for the growing number of Australians affected by bowel cancer, building communities through shared experiences and creating a powerful voice for change;

 

* We campaign for access to treatment and best care, to ensure more people live beyond bowel cancer;

 

* We fund research as it is the only way to discover a cure for bowel cancer; and

 

* We raise money to continue our life-saving work and inspire others to do the same.

Our Beneficiaries

Bowel Cancer Australia’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on our health future – one where no Australian dies from bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.

 

Bowel cancer affects men and women equally, of any age. Each week around 296 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer and another 103 die.

 

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer.

 

Projects in Progress

Bowel Care Nurses – providing telenursing support nationwide 

 

Bowel Cancer Australia’s friendly team of Bowel Care Nurses are at hand to answer bowel cancer questions large and small.

 

Whether you have symptoms and you don’t know what to do; or if you have been diagnosed or have questions about treatment options. Whatever the reason, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly, trained Bowel Care Nurses.

 

Our Bowel Care Nurses understand the needs of bowel cancer patients can be different, adding an extra layer of support to the trusted relationship patients have with their treating medical team at a very difficult time.

 

Registered nurses provide information and support to anyone with a question or experience related to bowel cancer.

 

Bowel Care Nutritionist- providing telenutrition support nationwide

 

A diagnosis of bowel cancer involves some major changes to diet and lifestyle.

 

Our Bowel Care Nutritionist, who is also a young-onset bowel cancer survivor, helps with practical advice on food choices during treatment and in recovery.

 

Offering specific nutritional advice, recipes, menu planning and cooking tips are provided to patients, carers, families and friends.

 

New high and low fibre recipes are also released online every month.

 

Peer-to-Peer Support Network

 

Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer Support Network is a voluntary community of people affected by bowel cancer, whether personally or via a family member.

 

It is Australia’s only national support group for bowel cancer patients, newly diagnosed, living with or beyond bowel cancer, and their loved ones. Including young families and partners, women diagnosed during pregnancy, siblings and parents with children that have been diagnosed with young-onset bowel cancer.

 

Through the support network, we aim to put people in touch with each other – matching them by age, gender, region and their stage of bowel cancer and treatment pathway.

 

Partners, relatives and friends of patients also benefit from this service as we are able to put them in touch with other people who have a loved one with bowel cancer.

 

An unparalleled range of patient information booklets

 

There is no shortage of information on bowel cancer but when it comes to credible information, that’s a different case.

 

Bowel Cancer Australia has developed a suite of publications covering all aspects of bowel cancer: prevention, early detection, diagnosis, surgery, treatment and care. Including resources uniquely designed for younger people.

 

Our resources are designed to increase understanding of bowel cancer, treatment (including managing side effects), and how to adjust to the ‘new’ normal for people living with and beyond bowel cancer.

 

Bowel cancer patients have unique needs which aren’t just physical

 

bowelcancer.care is an accredited online learning platform developed by Bowel Cancer Australia to help nurses recognise the unique needs of bowel cancer patients and better support and empower their patients.

 

Given rising rates of young-onset bowel cancer, is 45 the new 50

 

Almost 1 in 10 new bowel cancer cases now occur in Australians under 50. Bowel Cancer Australia highlights the need to review screening guidelines and consider lowering the starting age for bowel cancer screening from 50 to 45.

 

Never2Young

 

Bowel Cancer Australia’s ‘Bowel Cancer… You’re Never Too Young’ initiative was created to provide bowel cancer resources uniquely designed for younger people.

 

Offering practical and emotional support for the growing number of young people affected by bowel cancer (and their loved ones), championing what matters most to people living with or beyond young-onset bowel cancer, while challenging perceptions through dynamic campaigning that raises awareness and motivates action in all young Australians.

 

A highlight of the initiative is a dedicated Never Too Young Awareness Week that highlights the unique challenges faced by people who are living with or beyond young-onset bowel cancer.

The Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research

Researching a cure for Australia’s second deadliest cancer received a major boost recently with $10.4 million to establish the inaugural Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research at the University of Sydney, launched in May 2018.

Contributing $6.4 million, Bowel Cancer Australia’s funding expanded Australia’s research capacity and supported by additional funds of $4 million available to advance research into bowel cancer, the Chair will be a game changer for bowel cancer research in this country. 

While screening can help with early detection, it won’t eliminate bowel cancer. Research is the only way to discover a cure.

The Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research is named after one of Australia’s oldest bowel cancer survivors and is based at the University of Sydney’s Northern Clinical School, Royal North Shore Hospital’s Campus.

An endowed professorial chair is recognised as a University’s finest scholar in their field of expertise. They provide a research focal point in the country they are located, helping to attract and retain the brightest researchers and spur colleagues to their finest efforts – benefiting the entire Australian community.

Professor Mark Molloy is a biochemist and has developed his expertise in the science of ‘proteomics’. He is internationally recognised as an expert in the application of mass spectrometry in biomedical research. Professor Molloy’s focus areas are in translational cancer research, biomarker studies and cell signalling.

The commencement of Professor Molloy as the Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research is the culmination of many years of hard work

Our People

Leadership Team

Our Board is responsible for strategic decision and governance of Bowel Cancer Australia.  As is common with most charities, Directors are volunteers who give a considerable amount of time, energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the charity free of charge.
Bowel Cancer Australia’s current Directors come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of skills, experience and expertise. A majority of Directors have a personal bowel cancer experience.

Names of Board Members

Registration Information

ABN

98 095 158 633

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Bowel Cancer Australia is very grateful to all the special people who have chosen to support us through a Bequest (a gift made in their Will).

 

Anyone can include Bowel Cancer Australia in their Will.  And every dollar really does make a difference.

 

 

 

As a non-government charitable organisation, we rely on the generosity of the community to continue our work.

 

 

 

Your bequest will contribute directly to our expanding national activities, and supports us in our mission to reduce the impact of bowel cancer and digestive diseases in our society through awareness, education, support and research.

 

 

 

 

General Donations

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Bowel Cancer Australia have a number of volunteering opportunities available for both individuals and organisations.

 

To find out more about volunteering for Bowel Cancer Australia contact us on (02) 9923 8269 or email Volunteering with Bowel Cancer Australia.

 

Our Annual Reports

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