There are an astonishing number of people that have bowel cancer and don’t even realise. As a result, bowel cancer is one of the leading causes of death at every age above 25, with an increasing risk as you get older. Matt, Chris, and Cameron are going through Queensland trying to raise awareness and funds for bowel cancer
#Getyouralleychecked. Cameron lost his Uncle Troy in 2019 after a long 5 year battle with multiple forms of cancer, most years he does shave for a cure but hasn’t the last couple years and this year he wants to make up for the last couple with something big. Matt’s Grandmother passed away when he was 5 years old from bowel cancer and missed out on the opportunity to get to know his grandmother as he got older. Chris has pitched in with barbecues over the years to support the fight against cancer, as he had a great uncle that fought the battle against cancer and came out on the other side on top, but it did have its repercussions on his health. Cancer is the one thing that everyone can agree on…it sucks, and has hurt many families and will continue to do so for a long time to come unless we do something about it. Getting screened is the first step, 99% of bowel cancer cases can be treated if detected early, however less than 50% of cases are detected early, so there are many people taking a massive risk by not getting screened when they should.
Given the main demographic of tenpin bowling, being 45 and over, which is often the time that people start thinking about getting screened for bowel cancer, as bowlers ourselves we thought we could raise awareness and funds through one of the things we love to do. We are going to 28 bowling alleys bowling 3 games each starting in our hometown Toowoomba then to Coolangatta and up the coast to Cairns and then into Mount Isa.
We are hoping to raise funds via Go Fund Me to assist with the costs of petrol and accomodation
Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated