Bowel cancer is Australia's #1 internal cancer, killing more than 4,000 men and women every year. Bowelscan is a national program of Rotary with the goals of awareness and annual testing for bowel cancer. It provides an early warning screen and an opportunity for Clubs to engage with their communities.
Pushed into action by the mystery surrounding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Ian Scott addressed the Rotary Club of Mornington on June 17, 1981, highlighting the need to fund more medical research in order to shed light on the mystery of the syndrome.
After more than 30 years, Ian Scott’s dream of funding research is still alive with Australian Rotary Health raising close to $27 million for medical research since its origin, $10 million of which contributing to advances in mental health, the main focus of Australian Rotary Health since 2000.
Youth suicide is the last taboo. Rotary however can help address this tragedy by supporting teachers, police officers, social workers and mental health clinicians to better understand the many challenges faced by today’s young people.
Clubs can provide scholarships to assist professionals to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne and thus offer a simple, practical way of addressing mental illness in adolescence.
This Year more than 1,500 Women will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Over 850 will die from this Disease.
This Project became a District 9800 project, supported by many Rotary Clubs with over $370,000 raised for research, to help find a Screening test for all Women in our community.
RAGMSA is one of Rotary International's sixteen Action Groups established to promote MS awareness, encourage Rotarians and MS societies to collaborate to contribute via fundraising activities to MS research and provide support for people with MS (pwMS).
The Know Your Numbers Stroke Awareness program is about helping people know their blood pressure and whether they should seek professional advice.