Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, donned a cape, tiara and flashing tie to become a Teal Hero to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer Month.
Ovarian Cancer Month runs throughout the whole of March, and aims to raise awareness of ovarian cancers and the symptoms women should look out for. Each year, Target Ovarian Cancer and the APPG on Ovarian Cancer hold an event in Westminster called ‘Teal Heroes’. Teal is the colour linked to ovarian cancer, and the campaign encourages Members of Parliament to get involved.
4,182 women die of ovarian cancer each year, with nearly 7,500 being diagnosed. Two thirds of women in England are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread.
The four key symptoms of Ovarian Cancer are:
- Having a bloated tummy
- Experiencing tummy pain
- Always feeling full
- Needing to wee more often.
Commenting on the campaign Gwynne, who lost his mother to Ovarian Cancer, said:
“Thanks to Target Ovarian Cancer for giving me another opportunity to become a Teal Hero. This one’s for you Mum!
“29 years ago, I lost my beautiful Mum to Ovarian Cancer. It’s so important that we raise awareness of this devastating killer.
“Please, if you’re having any symptoms, speak to your GP.”
For more information on Ovarian Cancer and the Teal Hero Campaign visit https://targetovariancancer.org.uk/