Bowel Cancer UK sent the TOG team some selfie footprints to support their campaign Walk Together. Walk Together is a 5 mile sponsored walk bringing people together to show support for those undergoing treatment, remembering loved ones and to help stop bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer is also called colorectal cancer. It affects the large bowel, which is made up of the colon and rectum. The cells in your body normally divide and grow in a controlled way. When cancer develops, the cells change and can grow in an uncontrolled way.
The Walk Together event is happening on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 11am and is in London, Belfast and Edinburgh, or you can organise your own event.
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, and yet it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer.Walk Together will give hope to those being treated, show support for families dealing with the loss of a loved one and raise funds to help stop bowel cancer.
Sign up for Walk Together here:
A Message from Bowel Cancer UK’s Patron Julia Bradbury
“My mother was diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was pregnant with Zeph and I think that made a big difference. I kept saying to her: ‘You can’t go, you can’t go, you have to stay to meet your grandchild.’ She felt it would make the baby feel more real, more tangible if she knew. So we gave the doctors permission to tell her – she was thrilled. I remember afternoons sitting holding hands on the sofa. She’d put her hand on my tummy and I’d put my hand on hers. It was so peaceful and happy. When Zeph was born, Mum and Dad were so excited. Mum pulled through and, later, Dad did too.”
“Every year, 41,200 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer, including my mum. Luckily it was spotted early when survival rates are higher and she has now recovered from the disease. Physical activity plays an important part in stacking the odds against a bowel cancer diagnosis and as a keen walker myself, I’m delighted to support Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together.”