Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, but up to 90% of cases can be successfully treated or even prevented if detected early.
Our program educates employees about bowel cancer prevention and motivates them to be proactive about their health, providing simple screening tests, which are completed in the privacy of the individual’s home.
Best results are achieved if the program is promoted for several weeks, including regular reminders to complete the screening test. We provide a range of materials and resources to encourage participation.
Reports on participation are provided by Clinical Genomics – manufacturer and pathology lab for the test. Individual results are not identified or made known to you or The Jodi Lee Foundation.
Protect your workforce through our Workplace Prevention Program. The life of an employee may be in your hands.
Being healthy and energetic, I didn’t give bowel cancer a second thought. I have no family history of bowel cancer and no symptoms whatsoever.
When my employer offered me a screening test through the Workplace Prevention Program, I took it. To my surprise, the result was positive. The doctors found two large tumours – I had early stage bowel cancer.
I was lucky. If I had waited, it would have been too late for me.
From start to finish the program was educational, professional and ultimately personal. The Foundation was fantastic in the way they coordinated and managed the program – in particular the educational materials and short presentation provided to our staff. As a result, more employees took the opportunity to complete the test than we expected, and those who did it indicated how easy it was. The most satisfying element came from one employee, who said that taking the test uncovered an issue that potentially saved their life. The power of this program to make a difference is enormous.
Feedback from our employees showed the program was educational, easy-to-understand and very powerful in its message. Employees responded well to Nick’s presentation, with many participating in screening as a result. It’s such a simple test and it saves lives. If getting your workplace to participate can potentially save just one life, it’s worth it.
Like many, the Australian football community has experienced first-hand the devastating impact of bowel cancer. The response was outstanding and the level of knowledge gained has proved to be invaluable.
This program makes sense, is easy to coordinate, and it is in line with our Core Values. It is also low cost yet high value and has an ongoing employee benefit through regular reminders to screen that are automatically issued to those who take part.
The wellbeing of our staff is paramount to the success of our business and with a considerable proportion of our staff being over 40, I felt it important that we make them aware of the prevalence of bowel cancer and that it can be prevented.
Understanding the prevalence of bowel cancer, there was no question about providing this screening service to our employees. The care and concern offered by ResourceCo through the provision of the program certainly aided in maintaining our employees’ satisfaction and morale.
We offered the program to all employees nationally and felt the initiative empowered employees to take responsibility for their health in relation to this highly preventable disease. We were thrilled to learn of at least one life that was saved as a result.
We are committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of our employees and our employees responded positively to the Workplace prevention Program, with many choosing to take a screening test and at least one life saved, that we know of, as a result of the initiative.
Beach provided all employees, and their respective partners, with bowel cancer screening kits through the program, and the feedback has been strongly supportive of the screening kits and how easy they are to use.
Last season, Nick Lee came into the club and spoke to players about his family’s experience with bowel cancer and the importance of early detection. It surprised many of the boys to learn just how common the disease is, but also how much of an impact early detection can have.
As a health care provider HSS understands the importance of early detection and prevention in serious illnesses such as bowel cancer. HSS cares about its staff members and wants to assist them to be proactive about their health, so the screening kits and information sessions were very well received.