Decembeard Is Here! How Can You Get Involved?

With Movember now over, don’t let the fun of growing out your facial hair end! Start fresh and this time, it is your beard we care about!

Decembeard is another notable cause that is raising awareness for all things bowel cancer.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 11 men will get bowel cancer.

  • Men over 50 years old have increased chances of getting bowel cancer, regular checks are recommended

  • 55% of those affected are males

  • It is the 3rd deadliest cancer in men

  • 2,300 men die each year from bowel cancer

What can you do to reduce the risk of bowel cancer?

  • Get regular bowel cancer screenings and watch out for symptoms

  • Look into you family history and make note of anyone who may of had it in the past, keep this in mind and make your GP aware

  • Eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables and high-fibre whole-grains

  • Quit smoking

  • Limit red meat and processed meat consumption

  • If you choose to drink alcohol, drink in moderation

  • Complete regular physical activity

How to get involved and support Decemberbeard:

If you cannot grow a beard for any number of reasons, get on the donating, supporting and promoting train!

There are a huge range of ways you get raise awareness and funds for Bowel Cancer Australia.

  • Download some novelty beard templates for people to stick to a paddle pop stick and walk around wearing it and gathering donations.

  • Everything makes a difference even if it is only a “stubble” difference! In the workplace, why not throw a Decembeard themed Christmas party, get some glitter beards going, face painting, fake beards, the works!

  • Don't be afraid to share around this article or any information that will raise awareness of Bowel Cancer. The more people who know about it, the more people can do to help themselves and others reduce their risk.

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