Bowel Cancer UK
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Organised by Bowel Cancer UK they have highlighted that around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with bowel cancer and that thousands are currently facing weeks of social isolation because the risk of coronavirus to them is so serious. These are worrying and lonely days for so many.
This April during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Bowel Cancer UK are launching #teambowelcancer to shine a light on the people in our lives that are there for us along the way – our family, best friend, nurse, work colleagues, oncologist and neighbours
They are encouraging us all to join #teambowelcancer this April saying that “Now, more than ever, we’re stronger together. Its only by coming together we will continue to save lives, improve the quality of life and better support everyone in the UK affected by the disease”.
Take the virtual Challenge
You can even make every kilometre count for everyone affected by bowel cancer by entering Bowel Cancer UK’s first ever virtual run, meaning you can take part wherever you like, whenever you like, at your own pace. All abilities are welcome, whether you’re a keen runner or a complete beginner.
Choose to take on their 16km, 42km or 268km challenge at whatever pace suits you, in your own time, with anyone. Run, jog or walk the distance in a day, a week, a month or before 30 April.
Take on the challenge for the 16,000 people who lose their lives to bowel cancer, the 42,000 who are diagnosed every year and the 268,000 living in the UK today have been diagnosed with bowel cancer. To register see: https://www.challenge2020.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/
Ireland – Irish Cancer Society
It was estimated that in 2018 more than 40,000 people in Ireland were diagnosed with cancer or a related tumour. More people in Ireland are being diagnosed with cancer now than ever before. The services of the Irish Cancer Society are more in demand and it looks like this will continue for the foreseeable future. The need for their work in research and advocacy is more important now as they try to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Due to Coronavirus their fundraising event – Daffodil Day – had to be cancelled this year however, you can still support them via their digital Daffodil Day activity.
You can access information and patient support from them here: www.cancer.ie