22 June 2017

We are partnering with the Sydney Swans, Carlton, Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne this June and July to raise awareness of Australia’s second biggest cancer killer.

Behinds can be the difference between winning and losing at footy. But behinds matter for your health too. In Rounds 14, 15 and 19 The Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation will show AFL fans just how important taking a simple screening test can be for your health.

Founder and CEO of The Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation, Nick Lee said, “The more people talk about bowel cancer, the more lives will be saved. We want to raise awareness around bowel cancer can and show that it can be a preventable disease when detected early.”

Every week bowel cancer kills as many Aussies as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer combined. The estimated number of new cases of bowel cancer diagnosed this year is predicted to reach 16,682. That’s much to high when if detected early up to 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated or even prevented.

Taking a simple screening test – recommended from age 50 – is the easiest way to make bowel cancer disappear.

The more tests that are taken, the less we’ll see of bowel cancer.

The Sydney Swans, Carlton, Brisbane Lions and North Melbourne are helping The Jodi Lee Bowel Cancer Foundation empower people to take active steps to prevent bowel cancer and
lead healthy lives.

To find out more and help raise awareness about bowel cancer go to jodileefoundation.org.au or follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see how you can get involved.

Get behind the campaign and #takethetest

Match Days
Round 14
Friday 23 June – Sydney Swans vs Essendon (SCG)
Round 14
Saturday 24 June – Brisbane Lions vs GWS Giants (G)
Round 15
Saturday 1 July – Carlton vs Adelaide Crows (MCG)
Round 19
Saturday 29 July – North Melbourne vs Melbourne (BA)