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Chief Rabbi appointed a patron of Bowel Cancer UK

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The Chief Rabbi has been appointed a patron of Bowel Cancer UK, a charity dedicated to saving lives and transforming life expectancies by improving public awareness of a disease that affects thousands of UK citizens each year.

Reflecting on his invitation to become a patron of the charity, which campaigns to promote early diagnosis and access to the best treatment and care, Chief Rabbi Mirvis said:  “Bowel cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, affecting not just the individual concerned but the whole family.  That’s why I very much welcome this invitation from Bowel Cancer UK to become a patron of the charity, anything I can do to help prevent families from living through this kind of experience can only be a positive thing.”

Despite Bowel cancer being the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, claiming 16,000 lives each year, survival rates here still lag behind the rest of Europe. In educating about the symptoms, risk factors and treatments available for the disease, Bowel Cancer UK is helping to lead the charge against a malady that strikes at the heart of our society.

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