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Graham urges MPs to back Cancer Research's appeal target
7:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014 in News
A NORTHWICH man has recently taken part in a day of action at Westminster to urge MPs to back Cancer Research UK’s ambition to help more people survive cancer.
Graham Bushnell-Wye was one of over 100 Cancer Research UK Ambassadors who visited parliament in early July to highlight the importance of parliamentary support to accelerating progress in the fight against the disease.
Graham was keen to emphasise the importance of early diagnosis, including public awareness campaigns and increased participation in the bowel cancer screening programme.
He said: “I’m really proud to have taken part in Cancer Research UK’s day of action, because I know that this is a great way to help make a difference.
“I feel passionate about supporting Cancer Research UK’s work. So many people are diagnosed with cancer and it’s vital that we do all we can to help save more lives.”
Sara Osborne, Head of Policy at Cancer Research UK said: “It’s great to have Graham’s support to highlight the vital role MPs and their constituents can play in helping to tackle all cancers.
“As more people are diagnosed with the disease, it’s essential that we speed up our progress. We know that early diagnosis and access to the best possible treatments saves lives. We need the public and MPs to get behind us and help make our ambition possible. In the next two decades we can, and will, transform the outlook for cancer patients.”
The work of Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of major advances in the fight against cancer over the last 40 years. Two in four people diagnosed with cancer today in the UK will survive their disease for at least ten years, compared to just one in four in the early 1970s.
For more information on how to get involved in Cancer Research UK’s campaigning work, visit cruk.org/campaigns.