This blog shines a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer. Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with the disease. But it doesn’t just impact the patient, it touches their families, friends and colleagues, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers.
Marilyn's Brew Together for bowel cancer
Marilyn Butler from Lisburn, Co. Antrim is supporting Brew Together this August after having previously been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Tina's Walk Together for her mum and sister
Both Tina's mum Julie, aged 57, and her sister Tracey, aged 35 were diagnosed with bowel cancer, six months apart. The three of them took part in Walk Together to raise money.
Running the Herts Half Marathon for his best friend Steve
Steven Thumath, who lives in Australia, was diagnosed with bowel cancer earlier this year. His best friend Nigel Harding took on the Herts Half Marathon to support him and others with the disease.
Salts Healthcare stepped up to the challenge in memory of former CEO
Salts Healthcare, a Birmingham-based company that designs and manufactures stoma bags, took on a fundraising challenge to walk a million steps during Bowel Cancer Awareness month, in memory of their former…
Baking for bowel cancer
Jane Reaney was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in March 2020 and baked 220 cakes to raise over £1,500 to help people with the disease.
Cycling 150 miles from coast to coast in memory of Laura Stephenson
Shaun Heys, from Leeds, and a team of friends and colleagues are cycling 150 miles in June 2021 from the Lake District to Whitby, in memory of his sister-in-law Laura Stephenson who died from bowel cancer.
How our community is marking Father’s Day
While Father’s Day can be a joyful experience for many, it can be an incredibly tough time for others. We spoke to a few people in our community about the impact bowel cancer has had on Father’s Day, and…