About the Research Project

Why is it that every day in New Zealand 9 people are diagnosed with Bowel cancer and despite being a curable disease 3 of them die and 2/3 are men? The Gut Foundation wants to get to the bottom of this and the many other Gut diseases that are affecting us here in the South Island.

About the Research Project

In the New Zealand context, little is known about the reasons why people do not present to their doctor with gut symptoms. Maybe they don’t recognise the symptoms maybe they are embarrassed maybe its cultural but maybes aren’t good enough! We have had the best and the Brightest here in Canterbury develop a Research paper to understand why. When we know the answers we can find the solution. This project which will run over 2 years will cost $150,000. That might sound huge but through the support of the Foodstuffs Community Trust we already have $60,000 towards this project and we believe it’s one all our communities will get behind to help play a part in saving lives.

We need your support

We are seeking companies or individuals who would sponsor this research at $250 per month for 20 months, or if your company wants to really go for it at $500 per month. Set up as a direct credit into our westpac account number 03 1703 0043327 00. Donations would begin in April 2020 and finish in November 2021 Your Donation would be Fully Tax Deductable, and a donation receipt will be provided at the end of each financial year.