Julia Harrison

Bowel & Cancer Research is a really important charity to me, as my lovely mum unfortunately passed away nearly ten years ago from bowel cancer. Her illness was my first experience with bowel cancer, and I realised how very little I knew about it before, despite it being an incredibly common cancer in the UK.

I'm going to run the London Landmarks 2018 half-marathon in memory of my mum, and also to fundraise for a charity which is working really hard to try and develop our understanding of bowel cancer and chronic bowel disease so that more people can be helped in the future. If you know me, you'll know that my running journey has only started recently, and to run 13.1 miles is a huge challenge - but it's one I'm determined to achieve. It won't be pretty, or quick, but I'm really excited! It would be amazing if you could sponsor me to do this, in memory of my mum, Angela, and with hope for an improved future for sufferers of bowel disease.

Julia Harrison