Local MP backs Cancer Research UK’s campaign

Mike Weir has backed the campaign

Mike Weir has backed the campaign

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Angus MP Mike Weir has backed Cancer Research UK’s campaign to make every moment in the fight against cancer count.

The politician attended Cancer Research UK’s parliamentary event to discover more about the power of research which, every week, saves more than five times as many lives as there are seats in the chamber of the House of Commons.

This astonishing fact means over 2,800 people will survive cancer every week thanks to research.

Mr Weir said: “It’s a real eye-opener to visualise the number of lives saved in terms of seats in the House of Commons. It is truly inspiring to see what research can achieve. That’s why I’m backing Cancer Research UK’s campaign to make every moment count in the fight against cancer and I’m encouraging everyone to join me.

Every day 81 people in Scotland and more than 330,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Head of Policy, Sara Osborne, said: “It’s great to have Mike’s support to highlight the power of research in saving lives and to raise awareness of how much more we need to do to ensure no-one’s life is cut short by cancer.”

For more information on how to get involved, visit cruk.org.