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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

I am contacted a few times a week asking for donations for auctions that people are holding to raise awareness and money for various causes.  The unfortunate thing is that i can’t support them all.

Like everyone, i have my chosen charities that i regularly support.  Not because i think they are any better than another charity, but because they hit a personal cord with me.

Some of you may have seen my facebook post back in September of last year, some of you may not have.  It was about my dad having lost his battle with bowel cancer.  He was just short of turning 64 years old, which in my eyes is far to young!  The problem with dad was that he was too busy enjoying life to follow up any health issues he had going on.  So by the time he was diagnosed with bowel cancer it had already spread.

From dads first diagnosis he lived for 9 months.  Don’t get me wrong, i am extremely grateful for the time we did have.  I got to tell dad how much i loved him, but it is never enough.  I miss him every day and i feel totally ripped off!

The point i am trying to make is that because i lost my dad to bowel cancer, i feel passionate about supporting Bowel Cancer Australia.  This month is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. They are not asking for donations (but don’t let that stop you), they just want everyone to talk about it.

Did you know 77 Australians a week die from Bowel Cancer?

But if detected early, bowel cancer is one of the most curable cancers.

So all i am asking you to do is spread the word about bowel cancer by talking to your friends and family.  If you would like any more information about symptoms, bowel cancer screening kits etc, visit Bowel Cancer Australia.

Early detection can save your life. Awareness is vital to your survival.

I got this tattoo in memory of my dad ♥♥♥

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