A month to remember!

Throughout April the Cancer Research Wales team have been out and about in the community raising the profile of Bowel Cancer in Wales.

We kicked the month off with tours of our inflatable bowel visiting our wonderful supporters hosting a health awareness day at Yard Digital, Newbridge High School and at the Bear Hotel with our CrickHowell committee.

Following that we were really pleased to organise a networking event at Costco Cardiff offering businesses the chance to learn more about Cancer Research Wales and our research into bowel cancer.

Approximately, 2200 cases of bowel cancer occur in Wales annually, with around 300 more cases diagnosed in men than women. Bowel cancer currently represents the fourth most common cancer in Wales – yet is the second leading cause of cancer death, with over 900 people dying each year from the disease.

While we can never prevent all bowel cancers, healthy lifestyle choices, are among the most recognised and manageable ways to reduce the prevalence of the disease, with around 54% of all bowel cancers thought to be preventable. Read more about ways to reduce the risk of bowel cancer here

Our Community Fundraiser Anna-Marie has also been supporting the campaign visiting all our retail shops throughout Wales! Anna-Marie has been chatting to our wonderful customers whilst also offering the chance to WIN a delicious fruit and vegetable hamper.

Congratulations to all our winners!

On the topic of Fruit and Vegetables we were also really excited to team up with Matthew Prichard and the team at Dirty Vegan this month offering delicious and tasty meat free recipes. A huge thank you to Matt for supporting our campaign and we hope you all enjoyed the tasty recipes.

We would like to thank all our incredible supporters who have joined us in our campaign for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

If you are interested in a tour of our inflatable bowel or would like any further information please contact us via crw@wales.nhs.uk or call 02920 316 976.