Actor Rupert Evans announced as our patron
British actor Rupert Evans (The Man In The High Castle, American Pastoral) has been appointed patron of Bowel Cancer UK.
Rupert, whose family has been directly affected by bowel cancer, says: “Being a patron of Bowel Cancer UK means the world to me. It’s a charity very close to my heart and I know first-hand how devastating this disease can be on the individual and the whole family. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, but it doesn’t have to be this way - it’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.”
Every year 41,200 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK - the equivalent to a diagnosis every 15 minutes, and around 15,900 people die of the disease.
Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Rupert Evans has joined Bowel Cancer UK as a Patron. His support will undoubtedly help us raise awareness of our potential life-saving messages so that we can both prevent and detect bowel cancer early when it is easier to treat.
“Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, but we are determined to change that and we have no doubt Rupert’s support will help us make further progress in the future.”