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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Right at Home Australia

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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and once again we acknowledge and raise awareness about Australia’s second deadliest cancer. 

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According to Bowel Cancer Australia, bowel cancer claims 103 Australian lives every week. That’s 5,336 lives a year. 

So, what can we do? This year, you can help virtually by purchasing a Virtual Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon. You can, send a ribbon to someone you know, dedicate a ribbon in remembrance or buy a ribbon to help raise awareness. 

Red Apple Day forms part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Each year on the 16th of June, Aussies are encouraged to donate to the cause. Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo is symbolic of the charity's bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early. The outline of Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo appears as an abstract of a human colon. The small hole in the apple is caused by a worm. If detected early and removed, the worm is unable to continue affecting the apple or the health of the tree. It's the same with people. If bowel cancer is detected early, it can be successfully treated, so people can continue to enjoy a healthy life. AND, both red and green apples are also a nutritious source of dietary fibre 😉

If you or someone you know needs cancer care, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help provide in-home care and support to all Australians in need. 

In good health.


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Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, and assistance to seniors (elderly and aged care), and any adult who needs our care at home including adults living with a disability who want to continue to live independently or age in their home. Right at Home is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved ones and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your package or budget.

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