Antrim GAA to walk together in Belfast to battle bowel cancer
ANTRIM GAA are encouraging clubs in the county to join Bowel Cancer UK’s Walk Together in Belfast on Saturday September 7 to help fund the charity’s vital services and lifesaving research.
Join us on our walk starting at the Lock Keepers Inn and following the Lagan towpath along the riverside and old canal system through the peaceful and diverse woodlands.
It’s a perfect opportunity to bring people together to show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and raise funds to help stop people dying from bowel cancer.
The Antrim County PRO is encouraging as many people as possible to take part and help support this important cause while enjoying a family day out.
Sean Kelly, Antrim GAA PRO, said: “Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the north but with your help we can change that. Please save the date and encourage your club to join us in supporting this wonderful event to bring everyone affected by bowel cancer together.”
“More than 1,100 people are diagnosed with the disease every year and 400 die each year from the disease. However, bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops. Poor awareness means that only one in 10 cases are detected at an early stage which often means it is too late to be treated”
Bowel Cancer UK support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.
For more information or to register for the event please visit bowelcanceruk.org.uk/support-us/fundraise/walk-together/walk-together-belfast/.
Walk Together Belfast | Bowel Cancer UK bowelcanceruk.org.uk
Registration costs: £10 adult and £5 child (under fives go free). You can also register in store at O’Neills sportswear in the Kennedy Centre, Belfast. The club with the most registrations overall will win a set of Jerseys from O’Neill's sportswear.