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Mon 1 May 2023 - Wed 31 May 2023
In November 2017, at the age of 34, during a routine check they found a tumor and I became a cancer patient. My incredible surgeon performed a bowel resection straight away but a subsequent PET scan revealed the disease had spread to my liver. Another major operation, eleven cycles of chemo and many hard days later I was back on my feet with clear scans and a future I thought I mightn't have. It is because of the skill of two amazing surgeons, an unbelievable oncologist, my amazing team of nurses, a relentlessly inquisitive wife and the work of Cancer Research that I am still alive today. The progress Cancer Research has made over the last three decades means I was given a chance at survival, this was a chance my grandmother didn't have when she fell ill with the disease in the mid-1980's. Having been through the horrors of cancer, I want to do everything I can to help the research effort. Over the past few of years, we have raised enough money to fund 8 years of PhD cancer research. I will be swimming a mile each day again this May, joined by friends along the way! Thanks for your support!!!
Fuelled by the spirit of rebellious hope - of choosing to remain hopeful in the face of overwhelming odds - the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK was set up to continue the incredible legacy of Dame Deborah James. We raise money to fund cutting edge research into early detection and personalised medicine, raise awareness of signs and symptoms and tackle the stigmas around cancer with unflinching honesty so we can give more people affected by cancer more time with the people they love.
With Cancer Research UK Giving Pages more of the money raised goes towards beating cancer. Aside from the credit and debit card fees, every penny donated goes to Cancer Research UK.
All donations made to this page will automatically be transferred to Cancer Research UK.