Our Breast Cancer Ambassadors have committed to taking action nationally and locally to help stop women dying from breast cancer by 2050 – find out if your MP has signed-up and take action if they haven’t.
Ahead of the General Election 2015, we asked supporters to contact their local parliamentary candidates and ask them if they would become a Breast Cancer Ambassador if elected. More than 21,000 emails were sent to candidates across the UK and we now have nearly 200 MPs committed to championing breast cancer issues in Parliament and their constituency – that’s about a third of all MPs.
Is your MP a Breast Cancer Ambassador?
The map below shows which MPs have signed-up to become a Breast Cancer Ambassador. We’re still updating it, so if you can’t find your MP try checking this list instead.
This includes keeping breast cancer high on the political agenda, so if your MP isn’t a Breast Cancer Ambassador, let them know that you’d like them to sign-up.
The more MPs hear from local people, the more likely they are to take action – it only takes a minute and could make a huge difference.
“In the short time I have been MP for Torfaen I have already met many constituents who have been affected by breast cancer and seen first-hand the impact it has had on their lives and on those of their family and friends. I want to know that I am doing all I can to support the work of Breast Cancer Now in fighting this devastating disease, which is why being a Breast Cancer Ambassador means so much to me.”
So far, our Breast Cancer Ambassadors have introduced a Bill to improve access to off-patent drugs, been active in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer, attended various events in Parliament including our annual wear it pink photocall, and raised thousands of pounds for Breast Cancer Now by taking part in the London Marathon.
Breast Cancer Ambassadors in the Welsh Assembly
In the run-up to this year’s elections in Wales, we called on Assembly candidates to become Breast Cancer Ambassadors as well. Thanks to you, we’ve got 18 Assembly Members who are committed to working with us. We’ll update our website very soon so that you can find out whether or not your AM pledged their support – watch this space.