Local fiduciary and fund services specialist, Abacus, donated £486.64 to Bowel Cancer Isle of Man in October 2019 to assist the charity with its ‘Age is not a Factor’ campaign, which works to raise awareness of bowel cancer, its symptoms and risks, with particular regard to the trend towards increasing numbers of younger people being diagnosed.
Commenting on the donation, Paul Watterson, Director at Abacus, said, “As part of our company’s ongoing commitment to giving back and supporting our community, we have been grateful for the opportunity to support Bowel Cancer IOM, an organisation that is making an impact and working hard to advance a greater good.”
Chairman of Bowel Cancer IOM, Heather Norman, said, “We are very appreciative of the continued support from Abacus. This donation will help us spread the message, raising awareness of bowel cancer as a disease younger people can develop, and encouraging healthcare professionals to take younger patients’ concerns more seriously. Younger bowel cancer patients have a very different experience of diagnosis, treatment and care. We need to make changes to stop people dying of bowel cancer under 50.”