Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt has demonstrated her support for women with breast cancer, by becoming an ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now.
Jane joins 17 Assembly Members across Wales who have pledged 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 600 women are still dying from breast cancer each year in Wales. Breast Cancer Now will be working closely with Breast Cancer Ambassadors to help them take action to tackle breast cancer in their local areas and in the Welsh Assembly, and to ensure that Wales’ 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 – but only if we all act now.
Jane said: ‘Too many women are still dying from breast cancer in Wales. 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 its bold 2050 vision. I have worked for many years with Pam Allinson, Breast Cancer Now champion and pioneer in the Vale of Glamorgan.
‘Together, we urgently need to put the spotlight back on this dreadful disease locally and nationally. By becoming a Breast Cancer Ambassador, I will ensure that action is taken on behalf of the women and families affected by breast cancer within the Vale of Glamorgan.’
Photo shows Jane Hutt with local campaigner Pam Allinson at a recent meeting of Breast Friends, a group set up by Pam Allinson