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.
Kathryn’s incredible donation in honour of her husband
Before Kathryn’s husband died from bowel cancer, he made sure plans were in place to leave a donation that would support others who receive a similar diagnosis.
"When I run, I feel my dad by my side"
Rosie’s taking on an epic challenge in 2024, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, in memory of George, her dad, who sadly passed away from bowel cancer earlier this year.
Body image and bowel cancer: tips on regaining confidence
Natalie was diagnosed with stage 1 bowel cancer. Before that, she worked as a stoma nurse. She shares some advice that helped her and her patients navigate body image concerns during their bowel cancer…
Richard’s colonoscopy experience: “Keep calm and colon!”
Earlier this year, Richard was invited for a colonoscopy after a bowel cancer screening test found traces of blood. Here, he shares why he feels the procedure is nothing to worry or feel embarrassed about.
Why Chris is leaving a gift to us in his Will
After Chris’ wife Jane died from bowel cancer earlier this year, Chris shares the promise he and his late wife made to support charities.
Family celebrate the life of Hannah Edwards
Lucy lost her sister Hannah to bowel cancer in August 2020. She shares with us how her memories of her sister inspired her and her family to set up a Star of Hope Tribute Fund.
Ellen’s 30th birthday celebration in honour of partner Greg
After losing her partner before a milestone birthday, Ellen shares her story of how her birthday fundraiser helped her feel connected to Greg.