Get Gutsy for Gut Cancers and help save lives!

Ever want to challenge yourself to do something you wouldn’t normally do? Here’s your perfect opportunity to do so, and raise money for vital cancer research while you’re at it!

To Get Gutsy for Gut Cancers, dare yourself to do something different. You simply select or create a challenge, make a fundraising page on this site and invite your friends to support you by donating to the Gut Cancer Foundation. You can participate solo, or as a team of family, friends, work mates, etc. 

Need some ideas?

  • Gutsy for Gut Cancers you can Walk / Run / Bike / Climb: Enter a race, or challenge yourself to complete so many km per week.
  • Gutsy for Gut Cancer Trek: They say everyone should complete at least one of the Great Walks, why not use the opportunity to make a difference.
  • Gutsy for Gut Cancer: By doing something you enjoy. Play golf on as many NZ courses in a week, bungy or jump out of a plane! Only limited by your imagination. For those who love knitting try a Knitathon!

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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