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.
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.
Cycling from coast to coast in memory of Sooz
Suzannah Stuijfzand (Sooz) passed away from complications associated with bowel cancer in November 2020 aged 35. Her good friend Sam Sutton Reid took on a major cycling challenge in her memory.
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.