Regina runs with Olympic Torch
Friday, July 06, 2012
Bowel Cancer UK Supporter flies Olympic Flame in Nottingham
Bowel Cancer UK is delighted that one of its valued supporters,
Regina O'Reilly, was an Olympic Torchbearer on 28th June in
Regina was nominated to fly the Olympic flame thanks to the
sheer volume of work that she has done voluntarily over the past 2
years to raise funds for, and awareness of bowel cancer, the UK's
second biggest cancer killer.
Regina's dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2003 and sadly
died in 2006. Since then Regina has been determined to shine the
spotlight on the disease and raise funds for those affected by it,
which she has done in myriad ways.
Her ultimate aim is to raise £20,000. So far Regina has taken
part in 5 half marathons, she ran last year's Dublin Marathon and
recently completed the Virgin London Marathon. She is
also due to trek the Great Wall of China in October for us.
Regina, who is originally from Monaghan in Ireland says, "I feel
honoured and excited to be representing Ireland in this huge event.
It will help me raise even more awareness of bowel cancer and to
promote the benefits of early detection, which is something I wish
my family and dad knew about 8 years ago."
Deborah Alsina, CEO, Bowel Cancer UK commends Regina's work by
saying "we are truly impressed by Regina's tireless fundraising
efforts. They are inspiring. We are proud to have her as a
supporter and wish her the very best in taking part in this