Through the Gutsy Challenge our gutsy vision is to change the way Australians live so that gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer becomes a manageable disease for the 24,000+ people currently diagnosed each year in Australia.
Currently three people are diagnosed every hour and 33 people die every day from GI cancer. The Gutsy Challenge aims to reduce these overwhelming numbers by:
• improving the quality of life for Australians
• increasing awareness about GI cancer – a deadly disease
• encouraging wellbeing – both physical and emotional
Combining all three of the above will, in the long term, reduce the burden of disease of GI cancer in Australia.