Riding out for more research into stomach cancer

24th July 2018

A proud father from Wickford is raising funds for digestive health research in tribute to his father-in-law by taking part in the epic 100m cycle ride across London and the surrounding area on Sunday 29th July 2018.

The appropriately named Paul Power says “I have only been cycling a short five years, I have enjoyed every moment of it and I owe it all to my father in law Keith Joscelyne. In July 2016 Keith was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains. Little did we know he had a short 5 weeks and 6 days left with him as he was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Anybody who knew Keith loved him very much.” Paul was a reluctant cyclist at first but grew to love the sport and has done the Ride London beside Keith many times. “This year is even more special because this is actually a charity that brings awareness to stomach cancer. This will be the first year raising money for a charity that is close to my heart. “

Paul will be powered on by the support of all of the family, his partner Danielle and their three children as well as Keith’s wife and other members. All are ready to cheer Paul on from the side lines kitted out in their Guts UK T-shirts to raise awareness of this incredibly important area of health research that has been woefully underfunded for decades.

“Guts UK charity is a member of the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce, a radical new partnership of six charities targeting six overlooked and underfunded cancers with the lowest survival rates: lung, brain, liver,  stomach, pancreatic and oesophageal. Four of these six cancers are digestive cancers, ” says Julie Harrington, CEO of Guts UK. “We might not have been able to help Keith but more medical research means we can pay it forward and hopefully make stomach cancer something we can cure for his grand children and future generations.”

To support Paul’s epic Ride London 100 on July 29th for Guts UK’s vital research into digestive system diseases go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulPower2

What you can do:

Guts UK is a proud founding charity member of the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce. This task force is a group of charities, aiming to double survival rates for the six least survivable cancers by 2029. Four of these six cancers are digestive; stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal and liver.

Discover how you can get involved here, email us at info@gutscharity.org.uk or call 01484 483123 to learn more. Hearing from you is the best part of our job – don’t be a stranger!

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