Member of Parliament for Norwich North, Chloe Smith, will next week welcome the Blue Ribbon Foundation, of which she is Patron, to Parliament to celebrate their launch.
Started by a constituent who fought prostate cancer after a shock diagnosis, the Blue Ribbon Foundation raises awareness of male cancers and men’s health issues. It has three clear goals:
• To raise awareness of male health issues – particularly cancer.
• To use the Blue Ribbon as a rallying banner to help bring about awareness; and to encourage other male health charities to adopt the ribbon.
• To support other male health and cancer charities by offering grants.
Chloe will be speaking at the event, sponsored by Hastings Direct, to raise national awareness of men’s health issues. Chloe hopes that they will be joined by many of her Westminster colleagues so that they too can go on to promote men’s health in their constituencies.
“The foundation does brilliant work promoting men’s health issues, bringing these issues into public discussion in the hope that more lives will be saved. This is a charity started from scratch by a Norwich man and it's a tribute to him to have made it a success. Now we need national support.” – Chloe Smith MP
“Together with my co-founder, Jonathan Prince, we are delighted to be able to launch our new charity formally in Parliament. I am urging MPs to come along, pick up a Blue Ribbon, and support the simple cause of male health awareness in their constituencies too.” – Mel Lacey, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Foundation