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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2009

A nice picture of a tree in Hyde Park. Join in the fun at London's Hyde Park on Saturday 18th April

Join in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April for a ‘Bringing Up the Rear!’ walk through London’s famous Hyde Park. The 5K walk starts at Midday on Saturday 18th April 2009 and is suitable for people of all ages, including children.

Meet the Bowel Cancer UK team and help raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity. If you live outside London, why not make a day of it and visit some of London’s other free attractions after the event!

The five-kilometre route will start and finish at Hyde Park Corner, and will follow the Princess Diana Memorial Route that incorporates many of the park’s points of interest, taking participants along the Serpentine and to the Diana Memorial and the Boy and Dolphin Fountain.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their friends and families, as the event has plenty of appeal both to Londoners and those from further afield - who can enjoy it as part of a fun day out in the capital.

The start time is 12 noon but participants can register until 1 p.m. Registration costs just £5 (kids and dogs get in free), and can be completed either in advance or on the day. Balloons and t-shirts will be supplied.

Bowel Cancer UK’s Louise Wheeler, who is organising the walk, says,

‘We are hoping for a big turnout in Hyde Park and are asking people to come along with their families and friends, not only to show their support for those affected by bowel cancer but also to help us raise the profile of the disease during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Bowel cancer has long been in the shadows and it is high time that the public realise just how many people are affected by this disease and how highly treatable it is if caught early.’

This article was published on Fri 17 April 2009

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