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Antrim GAA to walk together to defeat Bowel Cancer

ANTRIM GAA are encouraging clubs in the county to join Bowel Cancer’s Walk Together in Belfast on Saturday, 7 September.

It involves a five-mile walk starting at the Lock Keepers Inn and following the Lagan towpath along the riverside and old canal system through the peaceful and diverse woodlands.

It’s a perfect opportunity to bring Gaels together to show support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and raise funds to help stop people dying from bowel cancer.

Antrim GAA are encouraging as many people as possible to take part and help support this important cause while enjoying a family day out.

Clubs are asked to support this wonderful event to bring everyone affected by bowel cancer together.

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in the north. More than 1,100 people are diagnosed with the disease every year and 400 die each year from the disease.

However, bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops. Poor awareness means that only one in 10 cases are detected at an early stage which often means it is too late to be treated.

You can register here – https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/support-us/fundraise/walk-together/walk-together-belfast/.

Registration costs: £10 adult and £5 child (under fives go free).

You can also register in store at O’Neill’s sportswear in the Kennedy Centre, Belfast.

Email Antrim PRO Sean Kelly if your club would like to participate as he can facilitate a club registration day. The club with the most registrations will win a set of jerseys from O’Neill’s. You can contact Sean at pro.antrim@gaa.ie.

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