Time to move your butt

June is bowel cancer awareness month – and it’s also when Bowel Cancer NZ holds its annual Move your Butt fundraiser.

This campaign encourages New Zealanders to get off their butts and move more. The challenge is going ahead, despite the pandemic. Bowel Cancer NZ general manager Rebekah Heal says it’s the perfect challenge to do at home or while socially distancing.

However, she says the most critical reason for holding the fundraiser is that bowel cancer doesn’t wait in a crisis.

The campaign runs from June 1-30. Anyone can take part and the challenge does not need to be extreme – it simply means challenging yourself to exercise more.

“This June we aim to get all Kiwis off the couch and moving more – even if it’s just a 10-minute walk a day. Everyone who takes part will be helping themselves prevent bowel cancer– and by getting their friends and family to sponsor them, they’ll be raising funds to help us continue to support those affected by bowel cancer.”

Info: bowelcancernz.org.nz/move-your-butt/

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