(PRWeb UK) March 24, 2010
Bowel Cancer UK is urging the public to get moving this April by organising a tea dance to support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM).
Tea dances are a great way of keeping fit, and many local authorities and community groups already organise them across the country. Bowel Cancer UK is therefore appealing to organisers to hold a dance in aid of the charity, or for individuals to set up their own for family, friends and colleagues during April. They are easy to organise, can be any size, and are fun for people of all ages.
Research suggests that the more physical activity a person does, the more likely they are to decrease their risk of bowel cancer, and physical activity and regular exercise helps to maintain a healthy weight. So what better way is there to get moving than to get dancing?
Andrew Moffatt, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, says, “Strictly Come Dancing has shown Britain is fleet of foot and full of rhythm! That’s why we’re hoping as many people as possible will put on their dancing shoes and get moving for Bowel Cancer UK, whilst raising much-needed funds and awareness of the disease”.
Anyone interested in holding a tea dance during April can request a Bowel Cancer UK fundraising pack. The charity can also supply a range of promotional materials to help supporters publicise their event, and can provide tips on fundraising, such as holding a raffle or auction, as well as advice on asking local companies for support.
There are many other ways to support April’s fundraising focus, ‘Let’s Get Moving’, such as organising a sponsored walk, taking part in runs, bike rides or bowling events. Get in touch today on 020 7381 9711 to request a fundraising pack.
Notes for Editors
For media enquiries, please contact Louise Ellis or Imogen Cawrse in the Bowel Cancer UK press office on 020 7381 9711.
About Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care, and providing practical support and advice. If you wish to speak to a bowel cancer patient (or former patient), or you would like statistics or any other information, do not hesitate to get in touch.
About Bowel Cancer
Bowel Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, affecting both men and women. Every year more than 37,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and around 16,000 people die of the disease.
For more information about bowel cancer, please visit http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk.
If you have any concerns, please call the Bowel Cancer Advisory Service on 0800 8 40 35 40.
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