Southern Bowel Screening Champions' Campaign

Southern Bowel Screening Champions' Campaign

Meet our nine Southern 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. 

From August 2018, the Champions' Campaign will be running on the backs of buses, in newspaper ads and online, to help encourage more people to take part in the National Bowel Screening Programme.

Southern DHB would like to sincerely thank each on of our Champions. Your courage in sharing your story has been inspiring and humbling and we hope that it will help us to save more lives in the future.

To find out more about the Southern Bowel Screening programme click here. To find out more about the Champions' Campaign click here.

Tom Franklin, Highlanders lock

Peter Chin, former Dunedin mayor

Peter Chin 2

Rachel Elder, Dunedin City councillor

Leicester Rutledge ex-All Black, Lex Chisholm, ex-Southland rugby player

Matapura Ellison, Southern DHB kaumatua

Rev Tau Ben-Unu, Presbyterian minister and bowel cancer survivor

Shona Fordyce, ex-nurse and Colac Bay Marae kuia

Ken Bowie, bowel cancer survivor

Leicester Rutledge and Lex Chisholm radio interview on The Country

Cyril Gilroy, Murihiku Marae kaumatua

Tom Franklin radio interview on All Sports Breakfast