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.
Swimming for Sophia
Vicki McHugh, sadly lost her friend and colleague Sophia Sangchi in November 2019 at the age of 31. In her memory Vicki took on a virtual swim of the English Channel and raised over £1000.
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During the pandemic it’s often felt like we’re wading through bad news, and those of us affected by bowel cancer have again and again faced extra challenges. Our charity has had numerous obstacles too,…
Celebrating Tim’s life at TJ’s Grand Salami
Alissa, lost her colleague, mentor and friend Tim in April 2021. She and her colleagues at Dentsu hosted a series of fundraisers in his honour and managed to raise an impressive £21,500 for us.
Ten bridge challenge in memory of mum
Chris Buntrock lost his mum to bowel cancer in 2019. He, and over 100 others are taking part in a 10 bridge challenge in a bid to raise money in her memory.
Running the London Marathon after bowel cancer
Anisha Patel was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in September 2018, aged 39. Anisha, a GP herself, underwent treatment and is now fully recovered. She’s running the London Marathon for us in October.
Chloe's half-marathon in memory of her dad
Chloe Wilson lost her father to bowel cancer in November 2015. 10 years after her first half-marathon, she's running again to raise money for us in his memory.
Walking together in memory of my Dad
Bal lost her father to bowel cancer aged 64, after a late diagnosis in October 2019. She and her family took part in Walk Together to mark her Dad's birthday.