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Manchester Cancer Patient Attempting Three Peaks After Recovery


Social Circle members are once again taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity.

The challenge, which involves climbing the highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in one weekend, will take place between July 29 and 30.

Social Circle member Keith Booth said: "Around a year ago, I was diagnosed with psuedomyxoma peritonei, a very rare form of bowel cancer. As you can imagine, it was one of the worst moments of my life. However I soon found that, despite the fact that this illness affects no more than around sixty people a year, recent developments in cancer research have made even this illness treatable.”

“Now, after eight hours of surgery and a couple of months of recuperation, I can start to get my life back on track. These advances in diagnosis and treatment could not have happened without the work of charities like Bowel Cancer UK and the support of people like you. Even ten years ago, my condition would not have been diagnosed and even if it had, there was no known cure.”

“Bowel Cancer UK is the charity of choice of choice of Social Circle and I’d urge everyone to support this great cause. And the headline event supporting this charity is the Three Peaks Challenge.”

“I’ve faced a major challenge of my own in the last year and will be supporting the participants as much as I can in their own challenge; to complete this major event. Many will be supporting charities of their own choice including but not only, Bowel Cancer UK. A fellow Social Circle member who has recently faced her own challenge with cancer and is now taking on the three peaks is Davinder Gill, who is working for and supporting a national breast cancer charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Another great cause that deserves all the support it gets.”

Social Circle is Manchester’s premier social and adventure network. It organises fun activities for professional people, including social events, outdoor activities and weekends away.

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About Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer UK aims to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care, and providing practical support and advice.

About Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, affecting both men and women. Every year more than 38,600 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 16,250 people die of the disease.

For more information about bowel cancer, please visit

If you have any concerns please call the Bowel Cancer Advisory Service on freephone 0800 8 40 35 40.



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