There’s still time to sign up for Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together in London on Saturday 14 September to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.
Netflix’s Sex Education star and Bowel Cancer UK patron, Connor Swindells, whose own family has been affected by the disease, is encouraging readers to join the five-mile walk along the River Thames from Tower Bridge, which will pass iconic city sites such as Shakespeare’s Globe and St Paul’s Cathedral.
It’s a perfect opportunity to bring people together to show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and raise funds to help stop people dying from bowel cancer.
Alternatively, people affected by bowel cancer can host their own Walk Together event somewhere special in their local area. Or take part in a sponsored virtual walk where they can complete five miles in their own time, anytime, during the month of September.
Connor Swindells says: “Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but with your help we can change that. By signing up to London’s Walk Together you can support those going through treatment and everyone whose lives have been affected by the disease. Whether it’s joining the organised walk, planning your own or taking on a virtual challenge, you’ll be helping stop people dying of bowel cancer by funding vital services and lifesaving research.”
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease, that’s almost 42,000 people every year.
To sign up to Walk Together in London or receive a fundraising pack with everything you need to hold your own memorable walk, visit: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/walktogether