Burnley MP Julie Cooper has demonstrated her support for women with breast cancer by becoming a parliamentary ambassador for a leading charity.
Mrs Cooper joins 200 MPs across the country who are pledging their support to Breast Cancer Now to remind fellow politicians and constituents that immediate action must be taken to stop the disease taking lives.
Around 11,500 women are still dying from breast cancer each year in the UK – an average of around 18 women a year in each constituency.
Breast Cancer Now will be working closely with the 200 breast cancer ambassadors to help them take action to tackle breast cancer and to ensure that the UK’s most common cancer remains high on the political agenda.
By bringing together the brightest, boldest and most influential policymakers, scientists, fund-raisers and campaigners across the country, Breast Cancer Now believes that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live – but only if we all act now.
Julie Cooper said: “Too many women are still dying from breast cancer in the UK. We must act now if we are to finally put an end to deaths from the disease and I am therefore very proud to support Breast Cancer Now and their bold 2050 ambition.
“Together, we urgently need to put the spotlight back on this dreadful disease locally and nationally.
“By becoming a Breast Cancer Ambassador, I will ensure that action is taken on behalf of the women and families affected by breast cancer within the local community of Burnley and Padiham.”