Decembeard® New Zealand: Grow a beard, raise funds and help us beat bowel cancer.

Beards aren't just for hipsters, those with tattoos, men that ride motorbikes or people that are too lazy to shave. Anyone can help make real change happen. All you need to do is grow a beard (some chin stubble or bum fluff), and promote your facial hair to raise awareness and funds for New Zealand’s most common cancer.

Now in its fourth year, December is Decembeard® in New Zealand.

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A hair–raising fundraiser held during the month of December (1st-31st December), Decembeard® encourages men to ditch their razors and grow a beard in the final month of the year to raise awareness and much needed funds for bowel cancer.

Launched in 2012 in the UK by Beating Bowel Cancer,  Decembeard® was created as a  fun and quirky way to draw attention to the UK’s second biggest cancer killer – bowel cancer.

One of the many things New Zealand has in common with the UK, as well as our joint love of manly facial hair, is that bowel cancer is also New Zealand’s second biggest cancer killer.  However it shouldn’t be, as bowel cancer is beatable and treatable if caught early.

That's why we're asking Kiwi men to grow a beard this December and raise funds to help us to beat bowel cancer and save lives.

Women and children are also encouraged to take part in Decembeard® New Zealand by raising awareness of bowel cancer and encouraging their fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, partners and male friends to ditch their razors and grow a beard for Decembeard®!

Register now and start making a difference.

Simply click the ‘Start Fundraising’ button, join the team and set up your fundraising page, explain why you are getting involved and set yourself a target. Then share your page with your friends to start raising money. Click here for Fundraising tips

Follow us on DecembeardNZ Facebook and Instagram pages and get some beard growing inspiration.

Start growing and start making a difference.

Bowel Cancer New Zealand

We are a national patient and family-led charity aiming to reduce the impact of bowel cancer on the New Zealand community through awareness, education, support, research and promotion of access to appropriate screening and treatments. Through our work we aim to save lives from the second biggest cancer killer in New Zealand.

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