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.
Climbing heights for Greg
When Greg Baker was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer at the age of 27, his partner, Ellen, and sister Niamh, took on two separate challenges to fundraise for us. Together, they've raised over £24,000.
Shaving off my hair for Grandad
Ella Hodgson, 21, shaved off her hair in memory of her beloved grandad who died of bowel cancer in 2016.
Clare's story: "I want to help make sure others don't get the news I have"
Clare shares her story to urge everyone to donate to our Christmas appeal. Your gift will help fund research to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of bowel cancer.
Cheering on #teambowelcancer at the London Marathon
Recently diagnosed Suzie Smith wanted to help the bowel cancer community in anyway way she could. So she volunteered to support our runners at the 2021 London Marathon.
Our COVID-19 survey: what you told us and what we're going to do
We know there's still much uncertainty around COVID-19. That's why we recently ran a survey to hear from you about how you're feeling and what we can do to support you.
Why Steve's taking part in Decembeard
Steve was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in May this year aged 62. He's taking part in Decembeard to raise awareness of bowel cancer and raise money for the charity.
Gascoynes' fundraising year
After an employee sadly lost their father to bowel cancer, accounting firm Gascoynes has taken on numerous fundraising challenges and raised an amazing £2,656.