This year has brought new and exciting opportunities for The Jodi Lee Foundation, with many lives saved and expansion into areas where there is an obvious need for greater bowel cancer awareness.
Still, it is the stories we hear regularly that inspire us every day to continue the work we do. During one week, three people contacted us to share how their lives had been saved as a result of our prevention messages. Words cannot express how much that means to me and everyone involved with the Foundation.
We know the early detection of bowel cancer is essential to survive this silent killer and for this reason all of our initiatives are designed to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of screening for early detection.
This year we built on our existing initiatives to include prevention education, based on the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent bowel cancer. This prompted the development and launch of Kay-A-Day to encourage school-aged children to be more active every day. The initiative has been a resounding success with positive feedback from schools and parents.
Participation in our events reached an all- time high, and we are delighted to see the impact they continue to have on those taking part and their communities.
Our Workplace Prevention Program has experienced enormous growth in just a few short years, and is now in demand across Australia. Screening participation through the program has also increased and this is an area where we have the most direct impact.
To read our 2016 Annual Review, click HERE