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.
"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations." Our supporters tell us why they signed up to Walk Together
Walk Together is a five-mile sponsored walk that brings people together to show support for those affected by bowel cancer. We spoke to four people who took part last year about why they signed up.
Running the Tatton Half Marathon for her beloved nana
Olivia Withers, 21, from Reading, is running her very first half marathon to support her wonderful grandmother, who's survived bowel cancer twice.
Running the Nakasendo Way in Japan
Richard Bailey, 49 from Wiltshire, is running the 352 miles of Nakasendo Way from Tokyo to Kyoto, to mark 25 years since his bowel surgery.
Running 600km in memory of mum
Zach Jones lost his mum to pneumonia after she caught coronavirus when she was in hospital recovering from her bowel cancer operation. Zach is now raising money for us by running 600km in her memory.
Meet some Step up for 30 first timers
There's still time to Step up for 30 with us in April! We spoke to four people who are taking part in the challenge for the first time.
Running 5km a day, every day in memory of DC Alex Protts
Detective Constable (DC) Alex Protts was just 38 when she passed away from bowel cancer in January 2021. Her colleague of 20 years, Stuart Budgen, shares with us his fundraising challenge in memory of…
Support our appeal
This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month we're urgently asking you to join with us to help spread the word, and save lives. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer.