Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Although April was a very different Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to the one planned and hoped for, there were still some great moments and your support really shone through. Thank you so much for helping to further our mission to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.
- Many of you embraced virtual fundraising by holding online quizzes, virtual Brew Together events or setting up your own Facebook fundraising page. Thank you so much for being so creative with your support!
- We announced two new Patrons – England and Harlequins rugby player Joe Gray whose Dad very sadly died from bowel cancer in March and Hull City footballer Angus MacDonald who was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year aged just 26. We’re absolutely delighted to welcome them to #teambowelcancer.
- Lots of you took part in the 2.6 challenge on Sunday 26 April to mark when the London Marathon should have taken place. Amazing supporters like you did everything from running 26.2 miles in their garden, to cycling 26 miles or singing 26 songs about heroes in a row!
- Over a hundred of you joined us for our virtual Remember Together event on Sunday 5 April. We heard from our Chief Executive, two of our special supporters and took a moment to remember all those we've lost to bowel cancer by lighting a candle.
- And thank you so much for sharing our #teambowelcancer messages and asking your friends and family to join. You’ve played a vital part in building an active and powerful community so that together we can support one another through these uncertain times and beyond.
But we still need your support
April may be over but we continue to need your support, particularly during these difficult times. Thank you to everyone who has so generously given their time, money and energy. We’re entirely reliant on the generous support of people like you.
Here are some of the many ways you can get involved: