Chris Geiger had to endure almost two years of cancer treatment, which included a number of operations, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, before he was finally in remission.
He won the ‘Columnist of the Year’ award, beating paid professional journalists, for his light-hearted newspaper columns, publicising the disease and cancer issues.
Other projects to raise awareness include writing a newspaper feature on World Cancer Day, in which he received a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Published Newspaper Article’; other challenges include running the London Marathon.
Chris wrote The Cancer Survivors Club to inspire and encourage everyone touched by cancer. In his spare time, Chris is continuing his research into the myths and merits of complementary and alternative cancer treatments. Having located almost 2,000 alleged 'cancer cures', he is exploring if these so-called 'Miracle Cures' really do work, or whether desperate, vulnerable cancer patients are simply being taken advantage of by those wanting to make a quick financial gain.
In addition to supporting cancer patients, his other hobbies include writing, sailing and visiting bakeries. He has become an accomplished baker himself, inspired by his desire to avoid the numerous artificial additives and preservatives found in our food. He uses a methodical scientific approach to develop unusual experimental flavour combinations, to create healthy naturally leavened organic breads and Viennoiseries. In 2017, Chris fulfilled another ambition when he earned a place on the iconic Great British Bake Off show.
Chris is constantly striving to fulfil a number of personal goals. These include, sailing the Vendee Globe race, making an investigate documentary seeking evidence, if any, of the ‘Miracle Cures’ he's found really do work. Other programme projects include meeting and empowering cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment and investigating why a number of small remote communities never get cancer. He also has several fun ambitions, including taking part in 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here'!