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Team backs bowel cancer campaign

Team backs bowel cancer campaign

England footballers have revealed the inner workings of the body in photos to support a campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

Players including David James, Rio Ferdinand, and Theo Walcott posed for the images, which show anatomical representations of the bowel.

The campaign will raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, which was set up in the name of the team's World Cup-winning captain after he died of the disease aged 51.

Bowel cancer, which kills 44 people each day, is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK and the There is Moore to Know campaign coincides with bowel cancer awareness month.

Goalkeeper James said: "Lives can be saved if more people know about bowel cancer and can recognise the symptoms of the disease."

The fund's founder, Moore's widow Stephanie, said: "Through this campaign, the players will help raise awareness of bowel cancer. Not only are we reaching a wide audience via the media and advertising outlets; selected images will also feature within bowel cancer leaflets and posters in doctors' surgeries across the country."

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