LoveYerGuts 

14 kiwis are diagnosed with a Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Cancer every day. That’s over 5,000 kiwis every year, making GI Cancers the most common type of cancer in New Zealand. And sadly, over 50% of those diagnosed will die within 5 years of receiving their diagnosis.

A balanced lifestyle including a healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce your risk of cancer. So why not start now?

Complete 14 gut crunches every day in May and help us raise $100,000 to fund vital clinical research and trials to help improve the outcomes for the 14 kiwis diagnosed with a GI Cancer today, tomorrow and every day.

Challenge yourself, create a team at work, the gym, or just get your friends and family together and keep each other motivated to complete the challenge of 14 gut crunches every day. 

Head to www.loveyerguts.co.nz to find out all the details and more ways you can get involved in LoveYerGuts.


Prizes
Get rewarded for all your hard work. The individual and team who raise the most amount of money during LoveYerGuts month will win amazing prizes packages valued at $4,500 each. Plus they’ll be awarded the Sir Colin Meads LoveYerGuts Award, proudly supported by Sir Colin’s family.


Next Steps

  1. Click the START FUNDRAISING button to set up your fundraising page – you can set it up just for yourself, or for your team
  2. Share the link to your fundraising page with your friends, family, workmates etc to let them know what you’re doing, including the importance of raising money to fund vital clinical research and trials to improve the outcomes for over 5,000 kiwis diagnosed with a Gastro-Intestinal Cancer every year.
  3. Head over to the LoveYerGuts website for other ways to get involved during LoveYerGuts month and check out the training videos

 

Good luck!

Gut Cancer Foundation

Gut Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving the outcomes for patients with a gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer. We aim to increase awareness of GI cancers and raise funds to support clinical research in New Zealand, focusing particularly on clinical trials.

GI cancer is the term used for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system, i.e. the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, pancreas and bowel. It is collectively the most common form of cancer, with over 5,100 new cases diagnosed each year in New Zealand (Ministry of Heath, 2016).

14 people are told each day they have a GI or gut cancer.
8 people die each day, that is more than breast and prostate cancer combined.

To improve the survival rates of GI cancer, we must provide funding for clinical research. Unfortunately, there is a critical lack of financial support for GI cancer clinical trials in New Zealand. GCF seeks to fill this funding gap to ensure that patients in New Zealand have access to the best possible treatments.

With your help, we can kick cancer in the guts!

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