31 May 2024

The Jodi Lee Foundation and Star Discount Chemist are joining forces during the month of June to help prevent bowel cancer through a new Round Up campaign.

Round up your purchases instore at Star Discount Chemists across Australia during June and your small change can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Alarmingly, incidences of bowel cancer in young people have risen 266% in the past three decades in Australia. Bowel cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in Australia, and the leading cancer killer in Australians aged 25-44. However, if detected early, up to 99% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated and this is why it is so important to educate all Australians about how they can prevent bowel cancer.

Founder and Chair of the Jodi Lee Foundation, Nick Lee OAM, thanks Star Discount Chemist for their ongoing support and for partnering with the Foundation on this campaign.

“We’ve been working with Star Discount Chemist for several years now and we are extremely grateful for the partnership. During this time, we have been able to educate their pharmacists and retail staff about how they can play a role in the prevention of bowel cancer. This new Round Up campaign will further educate Star Discount Chemist customers while also raising funds for the Jodi Lee Foundation to continue our fight against bowel cancer,” Nick said.

Star Pharmacy Group CEO, Peter Piliouras, also praised the partnership and the launch of the Round Up campaign initiative.

“We’re proud to be working with the Jodi Lee Foundation on a Round Up campaign this June. Our Star Discount Chemist team is committed to improving health outcomes in our community and raising awareness is critical. Every customer can choose to make a difference by rounding up their purchase by even a few cents. Every little bit helps,” Peter said.

How does the Round Up campaign work?

During the month of June the Star Discount Chemist staff will ask customers that come into their store if they wish to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar. The rounded-up funds will go straight to the Jodi Lee Foundation to help us in our fight against bowel cancer. Your small change can truly make a difference.

We would love for Star Discount Chemist customers around the country to round up their purchases this June and help the Jodi Lee Foundation to continue to raise awareness for the early detection and prevention of bowel cancer.

We sincerely thank Star Discount Chemist and their customers for their generosity with this campaign.

To find your local Star Discount Chemist, visit the Star Discount Chemist website.

Pictured below: Founder & Chair of the Jodi Lee Foundation, Nick Lee OAM, and Chief Executive Officer of the Star Pharmacy Group, Peter Piliouras.

Founder & Chair of the Jodi Lee Foundation, Nick Lee OAM, and Chief Executive Officer of the Star Pharmacy Group, Peter Piliouras.