Bowel screening champions
Meet our wonderful bowel screening champions.
They come from all walks of life, yet are united by their shared belief in the importance of looking after our health through bowel screening.
These inspirational champions help us raise public awareness of the importance of bowel screening, encouraging more people to take part in the National Bowel Screening Programme.
Te Whatu Ora Southern sincerely thanks all of our champions. We are grateful for your courage and openness in sharing your stories, and we hope they will help save more lives in the future.
Tom Franklin, Highlanders lock
Peter Chin, former Dunedin Mayor
Reverend Tau Ben-Unu, Presbyterian Minister and bowel cancer survivor
Rachel Elder, Dunedin City Councillor
Leicester Rutledge, former All Black & Les Chisholm, former Southland rugby player
Matapura Ellison, Southern DHB kaumatua
Shona Fordyce, Colac Bay Marae kuia and former nurse
Ken Bowie, bowel cancer survivor
Cyril Gilroy, Murihiku Marae kaumatua
Mooney Ngatuere, Invercargill resident