WALES rugby captain Dan Biggar is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s latest fundraising campaign, ActiveApril.
Taking part is really simple. Just get sponsored to walk, run or stretch every day in April, which happens to be Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
Supporters can choose how they take part, whether it’s a dance class, jogging to the top of the nearest hill, or aiming for the top of the stairs. All money raised from the challenge will help stop people dying of bowel cancer – Wales’s second biggest cancer killer.
Wales captain Dan Biggar says: “Whether it’s a run around the park or training for a match, staying active is something that really helps support my physical and mental health, especially after losing my mum to bowel cancer. That’s why I’m delighted to be supporting ActiveApril. Almost 2,300 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in Wales and every penny you raise will help stop people dying of this devastating disease, by funding vital services and lifesaving research.”
Michael Locke, Wales Fundraiser at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “Taking part in ActiveApril is a really fun way to get moving this spring. And not only will you feel fitter and healthier, every penny you raise will help us make more people aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. What are you waiting for? Put on your trainers and join us.”
To sign up for ActiveApril and for more information, plus hints and tips for taking part, visit: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/ActiveApril.