Alex Zylko

I've suffered with bowel disease since I was 12, following glandular fever. Initially, the bouts of unglamorous symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and frequent trips to the toilet only bothered me every now and then. I put it down to food intolerances, stress and anything else I could think of, until my symptoms became so severe that it took control of my daily life and finally went to see a doctor. However, I was dismissed on multiple occasions, being told that it was all in my head or that I was anorexic - probably because I was a teenager, quite underweight and a picky eater (because I didn't feel well)! Anyways, years later I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease!

Having lost close family members to Bowel Cancer and having cousins and friends with Crohns / Colitis, I feel strongly about raising money for research into these s**t conditions (literally!) so that one day cures for these diseases can be found. 

So my family and I (we'll even bring Lola!) will be doing a 5K Big Bum-ble in regents park on the 30th June to raise money for this amazing charity - Bowel & Cancer Research. I think that this is an opportunity to support research that is vital to a better future for sufferers so any donations / sponsorship would be greatly appreciated! If anyone wants to join my team, please let me know! 

Alex Zylko