Max was born, raised and educated in Adelaide. He’s now a sports presenter, producer and reporter for 10 News First Adelaide, Nova’s Ben and Liam Breakfast Show and Nova’s Jodie Oddy Show on Saturday mornings.

“My father, Stuart, has had surgery to remove bowel cancer tumours twice.

As a man’s man, regular health check-ups weren’t part of his routine and we were lucky that a nasty bout of appendicitis alerted us to a tumour in his bowel that was promptly removed.

Since then, he has been on top of his early screening, and regular visits to the GP.

This increased awareness helped us to recognise the signs and deal with a second tumour accordingly.

The tests exist, they work and the more people that know about them, the better. That’s where the Jodi Lee Foundation do such great work raising awareness.”