North East Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald, posed with The Emirates FA Cup at Parliament this week to show his support for breast cancer awareness. The Football Association kindly donated the prestigious Emirates FA Cup for the event, which was held as part of a charity partnership with Breast Cancer Care.
Breast Cancer Care and The FA have launched a breast awareness roadshow, which will tour 38 locations in England to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Knowing what warning signs to look for can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer. This can be crucial in providing more effective treatment and, ultimately, saving lives. Every year, around 42,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in England – that’s the equivalent of more than 100 people a day. This is predicted to rise to almost 50,000 by 2020.
Commenting, Sir Oliver said, "I am pleased to be showing my support for this Roadshow. So many people, both men and women,are affected by breast cancer, and it is vital that everyone feels confident in checking their breasts and knowing what to look out for. I will encourage my constituents to spread the breast awareness message in their community and ensure people know to contact Breast Cancer Care if they have any worries about breast cancer.”
The Roadshow will run until April 2016. For more information visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/roadshow or call Breast Cancer Care free on 0808 800 6000 for support.