“I wanted to raise awareness and funds after being diagnosed with bowel cancer at 34 years old with no family history. Luckily, we found it early and it is curable. I have just finished chemo and radiation therapy and I'm now awaiting surgery, so it seemed timely to do some fundraising on my birthday. It's a disease that a lot of people aren't comfortable talking about and yet it is one of the most common and deadliest cancers in Australia. Being diagnosed is an extremely scary time however, resources like Bowel Cancer Australia provide patients and their families with information and support to ease the stressful experience.” ~ Ashleigh

If you were inspired by Ashleigh's fundraising activities and would like to support Bowel Cancer Australia through an In Celebration Facebook Fundraiser, details are available here.