Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, has demonstrated his support for women with breast cancer by becoming a parliamentary ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now.
Alex Chalk joins 200 MPs across the country who are pledging their support to Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, to remind fellow politicians and constituents alike that breast cancer is not a ‘done deal’ and 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 two hundred Breast Cancer Ambassadors to help them take action to tackle breast cancer in their constituencies and in Parliament, 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, fundraisers and campaigners across the country, Breast Cancer Now believes that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live if we all act now.
Alex ChalkMP, 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 need to put the spotlight back on this dreadful disease locally and nationally. By becoming a Breast Cancer Ambassador, I will support women and families affected by breast cancer in Cheltenham and beyond.’
Breast Cancer Now is a new charity which was created as a result of the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The charity launched in June 2015, aiming to unite everybody affected by the disease to ensure that we are the generation that stops women dying from it.