Polegate MP and cancer nurse, Maria Caulfield, has joined the Bone Cancer Research Trust’s fight against bone cancer.
The Trust’s new initiative- The Biggest Fight Against Bone Cancer- Ever! – is a yearlong campaign that strives to raise £1.1 million to ensure that the necessary research, awareness and support for individuals is provided to save more lives.
Primary bone cancer is seen as a rare disease, and receives unacceptably disproportionate funding, considering that it affects a child, teenager or adult approximately every 10 minutes and has a survival rate of 50%.
Over the last 10 years the Bone Cancer Research Trust has achieved a great deal in funding research and promoting awareness, but unfortunately has seen its income fall. This is particularly important as they are receiving more applications for critical research projects than they are currently able to fund.
Maria met with members of the charity team at Parliament to learn more about the charity and also was able to meet Jamie Wood, a former boxer and proponent of the Trust.
Speaking afterwards, Maria commented, “This is a fantastic charity, which I am very proud to support.
“Because it is an usual type of primary cancer it receives much less funding than others, and as a former cancer nurse I want to see this rectified.
“Together, we can put our boxing gloves and fight bone cancer!”