“This is our second year running the half marathon and third year running at Run Melbourne to raise funds for Bowel Cancer Australia. In April 2021 at the age of 46 after a few weeks of stomach pains my husband went to his GP. His GP referred him on for more tests including a colonoscopy. After the colonoscopy he was told it was cancer. Surgery was within a few weeks, and he was given the diagnosis of Stage 3a bowel cancer after it was found in four lymph nodes.

He had 6 months of chemo and used running as way of reducing the side effects of chemo. This proved to be very helpful both mentally and physically. It’s now been over two years and we are thankful that everything looks good. We want to continue to raise funds and awareness.

We hope every little bit helps and will continue to do our bit and raise awareness.” ~ Jennifer.

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