Bowel Cancer is Beatable. Treatable and Preventable
Join us. Play to Save Lives
The Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer (LBBC) Golf Classic is an exceptional corporate event that promises to deliver an outstanding hospitality and golf experience for our sponsors and their guests
Held at the presitgious Kingston Heath Golf Course, the event is the principal fundraiser for Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer raising vital funds for the health promotion and research activities of LBBC.
As a not-for-profit initiative of Cabrini, LBBC is uniquely placed to promote bowel cancer awareness and support vital clinical research because Cabrini treats more than twice the number of bowel cancer patients than any other private or public hospital in Victoria.
Prevention and Detection
For over a decade, LBBC’s mission has been to significantly lower deaths related to bowel cancer through public awareness, research and medical advances.We aim to, demystify bowel cancer and increase awareness of bowel cancer as a major public health issue by encouraging every Australian 50 and over to screen regularly for bowel cancer.
We also aim to promote and support ongoing bowel cancer education and clinical research, focusing on prevention, early detection and treatment of bowel cancer.
LBBC’s health promotion priorities remain strong. LBBC continues to raise community awareness of the critical importance of early detection using faecal occult blood (FOB) testing. Bowel Cancer is a disease where early symptoms of illness can be practically non-existent. As such early detection using a FoB test can and does save lives.
Research is a significant part of the work of LBBC. During the last decade our research program has grown significantly. Research continues to be a long-term investment and it is important to remember that the high quality of medical care that patients receive today is due to past research that has significantly increased our knowledge about the disease, including causes and potential treatments, and which has ultimately improved patient care pre, during and post treatment.
The current LBBC research program involves three key streams:
1) Screening and prevention of bowel cancer
This type of research assesses current screening programs across age groups to identify whether an increase in incidence in particular groups warrants a change in the guidelines for testing. Results from this type of research allows us to advocate for policy changes if/when required.
2) Peri-operative care (including surgical techniques) of bowel cancer
Surgery for bowel cancer is major surgery by its nature and involves risk for patients. Currently there are many unanswered questions around the use of preoperative radiotherapy, surgical techniques, and treatment complications. This stream of research is focused on developing answers to these and other questions in order to provide better conditions for patients before, during and after an operation.
3) Patient outcomes following treatment for bowel cancer
This stream of research focuses on how to improve the survival of our patients, developing risk prediction models which allow us to provide more accurate information for our patients, and looking at the outcomes in elderly patients to inform our treatment recommendations.
The LBBC Golf Classic presents a genuine opportunity for you or your organisation to make a difference.
Over the past decade LBBC has been fortunate to receive tremendous support for the work we do and we are looking forward to another outstanding event this year.
The LBBC Golf Classic has three levels of sposnorship available Platinum Partner, Gold and Silver sponsorships.
Sponsorships can be recognised in a company name or to personally salute a loved one who has battled cancer.
Packages can also be tailored for non-playing sponsors or for sponsors who would like to customise their engagement with the event.
If you or your organisation are interested in sponsoring a team at the 2015 LBBC Golf Classic and would like further information on how to get involved please contact:
Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer Golf Classic Event Manager
M: 0409 940 804