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Parliamentary Motion for World Brain Tumour Awareness Day
Gillian Mackay MSP (Scottish Green Party Central Scotland) has tabled a Parliamentary Motion in the Scottish Parliament to mark World Brain Tumour Awareness Day.
A Parliamentary Motion is a short proposal that allows MSPs to indicate their support of a particular cause.
World Brain Tumour Awareness Day is recognised on 8th June every year to raise awareness and promote education around the condition.
This motion, which can be read online here, recognises that there is still significant progress to be made in the research, understanding and treatment of brain tumours and urges the Government to implement a cross departmental approach to ensure that promising new drugs move more efficiently from the scientist's bench to the patient's bedside
It also celebrates the work of Brain Tumour Research in developing a network of sustainable research networks across the UK, and welcomes the attention given to paediatric-focused research.
The motion has already received fantastic support from more than 20 MSPs.
If you live in Scotland, please get in touch with your MSP and encourage them to add their name in support of the motion. Contact information can be found online here.
We are grateful to Gillian Mackay for tabling this motion and for her ongoing support of Brain Tumour Research. Gillian is pictured at our Wear A Hat Day photocall held at Holyrood during Brain Tumour Awareness Month this March.
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