I've just undertaken this challenge in Transylvania to support 40tude - an innovative charity that is tackling colon (bowel) cancer.  If you're a non-smoker in the UK, colon cancer is the most likely cancer to kill you.

Many thanks for supporting me by making a donation to 40tude. 40tude supports vital programmes that are already making a difference in curing colon cancer. 

1 in 15 men and 1 in 18 women are at risk of developing this type of cancer. However, it is one of the easiest cancers to treat if it is detected early. The really good news is that colon cancer is also preventable, through regular screening. If you have a test to look for colon cancer and its precursor polyps are detected, these can be easily removed, significantly reducing the risk of developing this type of cancer. Find out more about the symptoms and how to get screened at www.40tude.org.uk

The funds we raise for 40tude through this challenge will be directed to the National CTC Training and Accreditation Programme.  CT Colonography (CTC) is a method of screening for bowel cancer, and 40tude is supporting the development of a new national training programme, designed to increase the availability of this form of bowel screening within the NHS.  In the short term, 40tude's funding will enable seven regional centres of excellence to be established, enabling more high-quality training to be provided to radiologists and radiographers across the UK. 

Your donation will make a real difference, helping to reduce the number of people affected by this preventable disease. Please share this with your friends and family also. Together we can cure colon cancer.

Many thanks!