Giant inflatable bowel back in Glasgow for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Tuesday 20 March 2018
We are giving Glaswegians the chance to walk inside a giant inflatable bowel when it returns to the city on Saturday 7 April from 10:30am – 3:30pm on Argyle Street to mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Building on the success of last year, the giant inflatable bowel – measuring 19 feet by six feet – is an interactive way to demonstrate the various stages of bowel cancer and other diseases of the large intestine, and raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms and screening.
It’s also a chance to ask our staff and volunteers any questions about the disease, as well as get a tour of the bowel, take selfies and pick up free fruit.
Claire Donaghy, Head of Scotland at Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer, says: “It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with a giant inflatable bowel, but we hope this is a fun way to break the ice and get people talking about bowel cancer.
“We need to do all we can to raise awareness of bowel cancer symptoms and the importance of bowel cancer screening, as the earlier you get a diagnosis, the better the chance of successful treatment and cure. We also know that around half of all bowel cancers could be prevented by leading a healthier lifestyle, so it’s important that people can recognise what the risk factors are.”
- Learn more about our work in Scotland
- Find out how you can get involved in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
- Book an awareness talk