5 April 2023
Last week the Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation had the pleasure of connecting with the Mount Gambier and Nangwarry communities to raise awareness for the prevention and early detection of bowel cancer, with the fantastic help of AFL legend Gavin Wanganeen.
Across the two days Gavin and the JLF team visited Star Discount Chemist, Mount Gambier Central Shopping Centre, Nangwarry Football & Netball Club, Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation and the local RAA store to speak about bowel cancer and how Australians can take active steps to prevent and detect the disease.
Gavin was a great advocate for living a healthy, active lifestyle and also highlighted the importance of completing the free National Bowel Cancer Screening Kit that all 50-74 year olds receive in the mail every two years from the Australian Government.
Thank you to RAA and Wellbeing SA for supporting this initiative, and for all the venues and people that assisted JLF in making these events happen. We thoroughly enjoyed connecting with the community and raising awareness about bowel cancer, Australia’s second most common cause of cancer-related death.
Thanks again to all that attended our events over the two days!
Photo credit: Amy Agnew Portraits