President’s Report for w/e April 29th 2016

Thank you to all those Club members who came along last Saturday morning to the Novotel for the 2016 Launch of the Illawarra Rotary Bowel Scan campaign. A very informative and humorous key note adress was given by Radiation Oncologist and Rotary Club of Wollongong member, Professor Andrew Miller.
While funny in it’s presentation, there is a serious message WE ALL need to heed.
Consider these facts :

  1. if detected early enough , Bowel Cancer is easy to find and easy to treat.
  2. there is slightly more incidence of Bowel Cancer in men than women.
  3. 14, 000 people are diagnosed with Bowel Cancer every year
  4. over 4000 people in Australia die from Bowel Cancer each year
  5. Remember, the test is an assessment NOT a diagnosis!

Bowel Scan Kits are being sold for only $15 at Pharmacies between Helensburgh and Kiama
Please encourage people you know to think about their bowels and purchase a Kit.