Every year 41,200 people in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer, including my mum.
Luckily it was spotted early when survival rates are higher and she has now recovered from the disease.
Physical activity plays an important part in stacking the odds against a bowel cancer diagnosis and as a keen walker myself, I’m delighted to support Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together.
Walk Together is a sponsored five mile walk to bring people together so that they can show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones we have lost and raise funds to help stop bowel cancer. It’s for people of all ages and abilities.
Sign up to Walk Together in London on Saturday, September 23, 2017, or to receive a fundraising pack with everything you need to hold your own memorable walk. Visit: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/walktogether
TV presenter and Bowel Cancer UK patron