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Weymouth Woman Launches Fight To Beat Bowel Cancer

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5:03pm 9th April 2013

A Weymouth woman who beat Bowel Cancer is trying to raise more awareness about the disease that kills 40,000 people a year.

Elaine Gardener was diagnosed in 2009 and is now in remission.

She wants more people to learn about the disease so it can be detected early and more people can be saved.

55-year-old Elaine has joined up to the 'Bowel Movement', organised by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to help to unite all those affected by the disease and talk openly about bowel cancer; one of the last cancer taboos.

Those who join the Bowel Movement will be asked to pledge to do one of the following:

- Get sponsored and raise a cheeky £50 to wear our bum shorts for the day
- Send a letter or email to your MP asking them to sign up to the charity's Patient Service Pledge
- Spare a minute to put one of our collection boxes in your community
- Spread the word by putting up one of our posters.

Elaine told Wessex FM: "Whether it's raising money or helping to spread the word about bowel cancer by talking to your family, friends and work colleagues about how you have been touched by the disease, it will make a real difference.

"It's only by committing to take action together that we can truly make changes to beat bowel cancer forever."

To sign up to support the Bowel Movement, please visit Beating Bowel Cancer's website HERE.

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