Bowel Cancer Awareness Month takes place in April, and it’s a high-profile annual chance to raise vital awareness of the disease and to raise funds to support the charities which help to diagnose, research, treat and support people suffering from bowel cancer.
This year, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer have come together to create Britain’s top bowel cancer awareness charity, and the new organisation’s remit is clear: to ensure that no one dies from the disease by 2050.
Currently, it is the second highest killer amongst all cancers in the UK, but it needn’t be – bowel cancer is both curable and treatable as long as there is an early diagnosis. If patients can be diagnosed at the first stage, then survival rates are extremely high. However, as the disease takes hold, the chance of survival drops.
This means that every early diagnosis can save lives and explains why the awareness raising and fundraising activities of Bowel Cancer Month are so important. So what can you do to support the event and spread the word to raise awareness?
Buy Through Give As You Live
The easiest way to raise funds doesn’t even involve any additional donations on your part. Simply sign up to Give As You Live and register for a free and fast user account. Then choose your favourite charity – selecting the bowel cancer charity for this occasion that you would like raised funds to go to. Now simply shop online as you would usually, but click through to your retailer via the GAYL site. When you do so, a percentage of your spend will be donated to the charity. You can see exactly how much each retailer will give back to charity on our website.
Hold a Bake Sale
Bowel Cancer UK is offering cake bake fundraising packs to people who want to put on a bake sale at their school, community group, social club or group. Simply bake cakes, invite people to come together for a social, share awareness materials about bowel cancer and ask people to donate in return for their favourite slice of cake. Find out more and get your own starter pack, including edible rice paper cake toppers branded for the occasion, here >>
Look out for social media campaigns such as the #TimeToTest awareness campaign that will be running on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Share the news, get involved in the discussion and donate online if you wish to. There will be plenty of content to engage with and facts to learn, helping to protect you and your loved ones from this devastating but often treatable form of cancer.
Don’t forget to sign up for your free Give As You Live account today and start to raise funds for your favourite cancer charity every time you shop online – at no cost or effort to yourself. It really is that simple, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly your donations can add up simply through your regular online shopping activity.