Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month has now come to an end, but what an incredible one it's been! Thank you so much to everyone for your support this April – for every penny donated, every challenge completed, every share of our awareness raising materials – we couldn't have done it without you. Together we will help stop people dying of bowel cancer.
Here are some highlights from a fantastic month:
#NoButts campaign with ITV's Lorraine
We're delighted to have supported ITV's Lorraine on the #NoButts bowel cancer awareness campaign. Fronted by our newest patron, Deborah James, the campaign is urging people across the UK to get to know the signs and symptoms of the disease during one of the nation's favourite breakfast shows. The campaign will run until Thursday 6 May. You can catch Lorraine weekdays from 9am.
Step up for 30 raises £250,000
A huge well done to everyone who's taken part in Step up for 30 this month, getting active every day come rain or shine to support our work. Thanks to your daily activities and dedication, over 800 of you have raised more than £250,000! It's made such an impact during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and we're overwhelmed by how much you've raised, thank you so much.
Our #thisisbowelcancer campaign
Throughout Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we've been shining a light on how people affected by bowel cancer are feeling right now, and how their lives may have changed after a particularly difficult year. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our #thisisbowelcancer campaign and shared their one word to describe how they're feeling.
Thank you for supporting our appeal
We're so grateful to everybody who has supported our appeal this April, your donations are helping us to raise much needed awareness of the disease. There's still time to donate if you'd still like to – just £5 could help teach someone about symptoms and potentially save their life.
Let's talk about bowel cancer
We ran two Facebook Live events this month to get the conversation flowing and answer some of your questions. Our Chief Executive Genevieve Edwards spoke to TV's Dr Philippa Kaye about managing our emotional health and wellbeing, and one of our wonderful volunteers, Chris, talked through the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer to showcase our free awareness talks.
Remembering everyone we've lost to bowel cancer
It was wonderful to have so many of you join us for our Remember Together event on Sunday 11 April, remembering everyone we've lost to the disease. Our online event included an update on our research, and performances from some special guests including Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE. We were really touched by the beautiful messages and photos that so many of you posted on social media as well as on our collage.
Thank you once again to everyone who has so generously given their time, money and energy this April – we're entirely reliant on the generosity of people like you.
We still need your support
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month may be over but we still need your help, and there are lots of ways you can continue to raise awareness of bowel cancer and support our work.