"I completed my 8km river run on the 5th of June, 2022. I was definitely full of emotions on the day as this run meant so much to me.

I wanted to get across that finish line and do what I said I would do in support of bowel cancer patients and families, especially for my beautiful husband that had been diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer last year.

The heartbreaking news had hit me hard it and was the last thing we were expecting to hear considering my husband was only 34, young and healthy.

I wanted to do something to help and to raise awareness of young onset bowel cancer, if I could help at least one other person to know the symptoms and the importance of getting checked out, that was the least I could do.

I reached my $500 target in a few hours of posting my event, I ended up raising over $1,500.

I can’t thank those who donated enough for the support and help raise awareness about bowel cancer and the importance of early detection.

Please remember you are never to young and early detection is the key." ~ Mandy

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