16 August 2013

The numbers related to bowel cancer are a stark reminder of just how many people in the community are affected by this disease and why we need to drive awareness and promote early detection through screening.

Like many, the Australian football community has experienced first-hand the devastating impact of bowel cancer. The work carried out by The Jodi Lee Foundation certainly resonates with the AFL, as it does with the entire community.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is of paramount importance which is why we immediately took up the offer to roll out what is a very simple screening program. The response was outstanding and the level of knowledge gained has proved to be invaluable.

We will run the program again and we’d certainly encourage every organisation to provide this service to their staff in addition to supporting The Jodi Lee Foundation.

Gillon McLachlan, AFL Deputy Chief Executive Officer