We need you to sign the new brain tumour e-petition
Posted on 25th June 2012 by Sarah in Lobbying
Brain Tumour Research patron Bill Tarmey alias Coronation Street’s Jack Duckworth has launched an e-petition on behalf of the brain tumour consortium. Bill’s son Carl was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009, at the age of 42 and the family now work tirelessly to raise awareness of brain tumours.
This petition replaces the one Rachel Clark initiated. Rachel’s gained over 11,000 signatories but the life of an e-petition is only a year and Rachel’s petition has now lapsed.
Brain tumours kill more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer, including more children and life expectancy for people with brain tumours has not increased for 40 years; they are responsible for an average loss of life of over 20 years and up to 40% of all cancers which initiate outside the brain lead to a secondary cancer in the brain, though many secondary brain tumours are not recorded.
This petition therefore calls on the Government to take action to:
• Improve brain tumour diagnosis.
• Enforce best practice in brain tumour care.
• Increase the proportion of cancer research spending on brain tumours.
To make a real difference we need over 100,000 people to sign the e-petition so please sign Bill’s e-petition here http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35167 and spread the word.