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Our Ambassadors

Join us on Sunday, 14 January 2018, Adelaide, SA

Matty J

- The Bachelor

"Cancer affects far too many families, and I want to do something that is for South Australia and for families – and the People’s Choice Undies Run is just that."

2017's hottest TV Bachelor, Matty J, first appeared on national TV screens as a bachelor on Georgia Love’s season of The Bachelorette. After initial heartbreak, Johnson reappeared as the leading man in season 5 of The Bachelor and found his true love, Laura Byrne.

Matty will bring his newly-established love life to South Australia this January, to strip down to his undies for the People’s Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer.

Starting a conversation about bowel cancer to help save lives, and family, are the biggest drivers behind his decision to get involved.

Matty is an accomplished athlete, competitive and fit, and is looking forward to the run, but warned he may be treating it as more than a bit of fun.

Register now to run with Matty J!

Olivia Rogers

- Miss Universe Australia

"We have to kick bowel cancer in the butt, get our undies on, and go for a run!"

Current Miss Universe Australia, Olivia Rogers, is returning home to help Cancer Council SA kick bowel cancer in the butt as an ambassador of the 2018 People’s Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer.

Olivia is a keen ambassador for mental health who uses social media to raise awareness and to help young girls overcome their personal battles.

Now, she’s set to shake the stigma and embarrassment of having a bowel cancer screening.

Register now to run with Olivia!

Sherie Hagger

- Bowel cancer Ambassador

“I barely knew a thing about bowel cancer until my diagnosis. I had never met or come across anyone who has fought the disease. I always passed it off as an older person’s cancer and was completely unaware that people in their 20s and 30s were also at risk."

Sherie Hagger was diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer just four weeks before her 32nd birthday and began the endless barrage of surgeries, treatments and hospital visits which have now become a regular part of her life.

Sherie completed her first round of treatment in 2016 and began to get back to ‘a very normal life.’ She returned to work, started going to the gym and was socialising more with friends. She also participated in the 2015 and 2016 People’s Choice Undies Run to raise money for others impacted by bowel cancer.  

However, Sherie’s cancer journey was not over. During a routine CT scan in October 2016, doctors detected a new mass close to her ovaries. 

In November 2016, Sherie underwent her biggest operation yet. She was in theatre for eight hours, spent a week in ICU and another in the surgical ward. Although it was meant to only be a six to eight week recovery, Sherie is still feeling the side effects of the operation today.

Now on antibiotics, and taking each day as it comes, her mission is to continue to advocate for early detection, spread awareness and help people feel less embarrassed about talking about bowel cancer. 

Register on the day to run alongside Sherie, or donate to her personal fundraising page here

Cancer Council SA    People's Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer

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