Meat Free Week was founded by Australians Lainie Towner and Melissa Hobbs in 2013, in order to get people thinking and talking about meat consumption and production. Since that time the campaign has continued to grow in size and popularity locally and abroad, and now includes supporters in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
As a proud health partner of Meat Free Week since 2014, Bowel Cancer Australia is pleased to continue supporting this dynamic awareness and fundraising campaign that motivates action.
Bowel Cancer Australia's vision is to have an everlasting impact on our health future - one where no Australian dies from bowel cancer.
Meat Free Week participants have the opportunity to raise funds in support of Bowel Cancer Australia’s vital bowel cancer prevention programs, to help save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with and beyond bowel cancer.
International participants can also sign up to fundraise via our charity friends Bowel Cancer New Zealand, World Land Trust (UK), Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and Colon Cancer Alliance (USA).
Meat Free Week is very lucky to have fabulous support all around the world. Wherever you are, we encourage you to take the Meat Free Week challenge or the Meat Free Week International challenge and raise funds for a great cause.