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The Gutsy Challenge | Give for GI Cancer Research

Following on from my post yesterday about my crohn’s disease, I thought I would share with you a worthwhile cause I am involved in…

It’s called The Gutsy Challenge. It’s all about raising awareness for Gastro-Intestional Cancers by encouraging kids to eat more fruit and vegetables.

With 26 Australians dying every day and over 20,000 Australians diagnosed with GI Cancer each year, GI Cancer, which occurs in the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas or bowel, is the most common form of cancer,” said Jacinta Walpole, Marketing Manager, GI Cancer Institute.

I am their new ambassador and will be promoting the challenge in schools. The Gutsy Challenge is a fundraiser for research that involves students eating 2 fruit and 4 veg a day for 1 week. It runs from March – November each year. I’ll be encouraging kids to get involved. They’ll be asking family and friends to sponsor them for a week.

If you want to know more about the challenge there is a whole website here to explore.


  • le@third

    hello there – you look wonderful in these shots – and a great cause too – you are a fab advert for fruit and veg – best le

  • le_third

    and I am sure the kids will just lap it all up with your enthusiasm 🙂 (sorry premature click!)

  • Kek

    Did you know there’s a typo in your heading? I saw “gusty” and thought maybe it was deliberate. You know, bowel disorders and … *ahem* …windy situations. 😉

    I should have known you’d have better taste. 🙂 Unlike me – it’s exactly the sort of thing I’d do. LOL

    • Katrina (author)

      Hahahahaha!!!! Thank you for letting me know!!! I would never have known! 😉

  • Mishaps and Mayhem of a gluten free life

    What a wonderful thing to do! I take my hat off to you. As someone who has coeliac disease and also lost a gran from bowel cancer I can’t put in words how much what you are doing means to me! Keep it up! Congrats on an amazing job!

    • Katrina (author)

      Thanks love x

  • Anita

    A great cause and one close to my heart also. Are there any info leaflets or packages available so other schools can get on board?
    i would call mine the gusty challenge !! HAHAHA

    • Katrina (author)

      Hi Anita, pop over to the website and there is info there or contact the organisers via the website and you’ll get all the info. If you get stuck, let me know and I’ll get you details. K.

  • Cathy

    Sounds like a great cause. My boys definitely don’t eat enough vegetables…think I have to get more creative and hide them in meals more…
    p.s. I’m coming to Blogopolis!!

    • Katrina (author)

      Yay for coming! Wooo hoo! X

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