Bowel & Cancer Research is a unique charity. As well as conducting medical research into bowel cancer and other bowel diseases, we also invest in developing new surgical techniques which mean that increasing numbers of people will avoid a permanent stoma following bowel surgery.
Are Bowels an Issue?
We think so...
Around 40,000 people each year are told that they have bowel cancer
There are around 60,000 hospital procedures carried out each year which result in a stoma
Around 150,000 people deal daily with chronic conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Up to 2 in 10 new mums suffer birthing injuries that leave them faecally incontinent
But people tend to "suffer in silence" which has contributed to poor investment in bowel research, and tragically needless deaths from bowel cancer, which remains the UK's 2nd biggest cancer killer, despite being the most curable.
RUN FOR US
By running in a Bowel & Cancer Research vest you will help us to challenge the stigma associated with bowels and support our vital research undertaken from state-of-the-art facilities in the UK's first National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation (NCBRSI). We have guaranteed places in all our listed events including the 2014 Virgin London Marathon. If you've secured your own place in the ballot - please run for us. We will support you all the way and anything you raise will be a bonus. If you need a place in the 2014 VLM and can guarantee us minimum sponsorship of £2000, please get in touch..
Running on a guaranteed or own place for Bowel & Cancer Research, you will help to
By supporting state-of- the-art genetic research into bowel cancer
By supporting research into other conditions and developing surgery which avoids permanent stomas.