Your fundraising for Dry July will enable Bowel Cancer Australia to expand the charity’s Bowel Care Nurse and Bowel Care Nutritionist programs, and to employ Australia's first dedicated Bowel Cancer Care Oncology Social Worker.
During the height of the pandemic last year, Bowel Cancer Australia received a 68% spike in enquiries to our free Helpline. Described as lifeline, these vital Bowel Care Nurse and Nutritionist services are needed now more now than ever.
The addition of a Bowel Cancer Care Oncology Social Worker to the team will provide further cancer-focused support. Helping to reduce anxiety and distress, and increase feelings of hope and empowerment, by assisting patients in learning new ways of coping, providing practical information about available resources in their community, and improving communication with their medical team and loved ones.
Our Bowel Care Advisory Team is only a phone call away, on 1800 555 494 or email. The Helpline is free and provides an extra layer of support to bowel cancer patients and their loved ones. Free comprehensive online bowel cancer support resources can also be found on our Support for You webpage.