Bowel Cancer UK continue to partner many events

Bowel Cancer UK 2021

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK but it shouldn't be, as it’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early. Bowel Cancer UK partner with many races and events, so if you’re looking for a worthwhile charity to support, this may be the one for you.

Bowel Cancer UK  is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. They are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

This short 90 second video link explains further.


Bowel Cancer UK provide expert information and support for everyone affected by bowel cancer. Their online forum is a place for people to talk about their experiences, share their knowledge and support each other. The website has lots of high quality information about bowel cancer and they publish a range of helpful booklets that are available for download.


Bowel Cancer UK campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. They are leading change for younger bowel cancer patients, campaigning to improve survival and quality of life for those with advanced bowel cancer and working to improve early diagnosis by ensuring people are getting the right test at the right time.

Support and funded research

Bowel Cancer UK's research strategy puts patients and their families at the heart of the research programme ensuring they can help shape the future of bowel cancer research. Bowel Cancer UK are committed to funding research that improves theprevention, early detection and treatment of the disease.


Bowel Cancer UK run training, workshops and study days for healthcare professionals. They also have a dedicated team of volunteers who give free awareness talks to workplaces and community groups across the UK, spreading the word about symptoms, risk factors and bowel cancer screening.

Rachel, from Pontypridd, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2018 aged just 33.

“I’d been having symptoms for maybe 18 months before I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The cancer had spread outside the bowel however, due to my young age, nobody at the time put this down to advanced bowel cancer.

After surgery I started eight cycles of chemotherapy. My cancer spread to my lung in September 2019, so now I'm stage 4. However I had successful surgery in November 2019 and further chemotherapy treatment until April 2020. I recently received some positive news that my scan was clear while on chemotherapy. The next challenge is to recover and have a scan off treatment and get all clear results. 

I will continue to be monitored every six months with scans, blood tests and appointments for the next five years, so the nightmare of cancer is not over yet. However I am starting to rebuild my life and recently started back at work on a phased basis. 

I took part in a fundraising challenge for Bowel Cancer UK called Step up for 30 where I exercised every day in June - a big challenge for me. Exercise is not as easy as it used to be, but it really helps with my mental health and helps with my recovery from surgery. 

Raising money for Bowel Cancer UK means so much to me. It's my mission and duty to raise awareness as much as I can so no one else experiences this illness that takes so much from you.”

You can read more about Rachel’s story here.

We hope you’ll be interested in supporting Bowel Cancer UK at one of your future races or challenges. For more information on how the charity can support you every step of the way, please visit the website at

There are many events planned for 2021 listed here


Step up for 30 with us this April as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. It's really simple, just get active every day and ask people to sponsor you.


Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer. With the money raised, Bowel Cancer UK can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Contact the Events team on 020 7940 1769 or email

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