Chester man's charity walk three months after cancer surgery

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Staff reporter (Chester First)

A man is to take part in a fundraising event just three months after undergoing major surgery to treat bowel cancer.

Barry Geddis, 54, from Chester, will be taking part in the annual Chester Charity Walk on September 7 to raise funds for Beating Bowel Cancer.

The six mile walk which has been organised by Chester Business Club.

Mr Geddis, who was diagnosed in 2011, said: “Understanding the symptoms of bowel cancer, catching it early and having somewhere to turn are really important. People should not be afraid to talk and act before it’s too late.”

All money raised from the event will be used to help raise awareness of bowel cancer and support patients and their families coping with the disease.

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer mainly because many patients are diagnosed too late.

More than 41,000 people across the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer but if diagnosed early more than 90 per cent of cases could be cured.

Anyone interested in taking part in the walk is asked to call community fundraiser Rachel Thomas on 07825 910943.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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