"When I was diagnosed, I had amazing support from Bowel Cancer Australia so when I found out that I could raise money for them for my first marathon it felt like the right opportunity to give a little back.

At the age of 34, newly married and with a 2-year-old daughter, I was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. It had metastasised to my liver, and I was very weak. We have a family history of the disease, but I thought I was too young.

Bowel Cancer Australia helped us greatly at a time when we were scared and confused.

I’m now 4 years cancer free and to be completing a marathon feels amazing. I hope that I can inspire others affected by bowel cancer to live their best life." ~ Sam.

If you were inspired by Samuel's fundraising activities and would like to support Bowel Cancer Australia through a sporting event, check out our Activities & Events Calendar or get in touch with us through our webform.