Bowel Buddies


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. Read more 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, Contract Construction and Ron Smith we already have $70,000 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. Set up as a direct credit into our Westpac account number 03 1703 0043327 00. Donations would begin now and finish in 20 months. Your Donation would be Fully Tax deductable, and a donation receipt will be provided at the end of each financial year.

Your Network

We will get you all together to meet the researchers and hear a little more about the project. You can network with like minded companies. Your Company would be promoted as a research partner in all our communications and on our web site. We will profile this research on the web site ensuring you are provided with updates as the research progresses. Once completed you will be invited to a presentation to share the results and to enable you to talk with all the other companies who have also supported this research.

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