As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 15th February, Stephanie gave her support to those affected by cancer and the NHS staff who care for them at a recent special Westminster event for World Cancer Day.
The local MP met with campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show her support for all those working to ensure more people survive cancer.
Every year, around 1,400 people in Barnsley are diagnosed with cancer and in the UK 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime.
World Cancer Day was an opportunity for people, organisations and countries to work together, raise awareness and take action to beat cancer.
Commenting, Stephanie said:
“World Cancer Day helps to raise awareness of the scale of the challenge and the role we can all play in the fight against the disease.
“Cancer affects us all – here in the UK and all around the world. We can all work together to beat it, not just the hard-working researchers and NHS staff who help to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
“Small actions really can make a big difference to the lives of people with cancer. That’s why I’m urging people in Barnsley to show their support all year round.”