We're thrilled to announce today (19.12.17) that Beating Bowel Cancer is merging with Bowel Cancer UK to create the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. By joining forces we will save lives, improve quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer in the UK. This collaboration will accelerate progress to ensure that by 2050 no-one will die from bowel cancer.
The charity, which will become a legally merged organisation from early January 2018 and have a new name and logo unveiled later in the year, will be headed up by Bowel Cancer UK’s current Chief Executive, Deborah Alsina MBE, and chaired by Patrick Figgis, Global Leader, Health at PwC and a Trustee of Beating Bowel Cancer.
The UK’s leading bowel cancer charity will start with 65 members of staff from the two charities and focus on four key areas:
- Enabling and supporting research;
- Providing support and information for patients and their families each step of the way;
- Transforming awareness and understanding of the disease;
- Campaigning for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all.
The forum will become a key offering in the support and information portfolio of the new charity and we are excited by the opportunity this presents to develop and extend the reach of this service to more of those affected by bowel cancer.
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