Monday, 13 May 2013

How Moore's widow Stephanie is the driving force behind charity battling bowel cancer

Stephanie Moore has had 20 years to regret that her late husband Bobby had to wait four years to receive a bowel cancer diagnosis. Ultimately, it cost the former England captain his life.

Mrs Moore is now the driving force behind the ‘Bobby Moore Fund’, a charity that has raised nearly £19m and funded more than 50 research programmes in to the disease that killed her husband at the age of just 51.

This week she was in Manchester with England midfielder Michael Carrick, looking at some of the latest developments in to treatment at the acclaimed Paterson Institute for Cancer Research.

The Bobby Moore Fund is one of the three charity partners chosen this year by the England team through the England Footballers Foundation and Mrs Moore said: “It’s beyond value that the players do things like this for us.

'Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, after lung cancer.
'Recent stats show the incidence of bowel cancer in men has gone up by 30 per cent in the past 35 years, but only 6 per cent in women. Around 110 people in this UK are diagnosed with it every day.'

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