Sinn Féin Foyle MLA and Chair of the Assembly’s Health committee Maeve McLaughlin has pledged her support for a local campaign for funded research into sarcoma.
July is the month of Sarcoma awareness, on Saturday the 26th of July locally a walk organised by “Paul’s campaign” took place on Derry’s Walls to raise awareness of Sarcoma-pic Maeve taking part in walk
“I have met with Paul’s family on the issue of raising awareness of Sarcoma and have raised it with the Health Minister Edwin Poots. I am urging people locally to support the campaign to raise awareness of this illness and look at funding for research into it”
Full details of the campaign http://www.paulscampaign.com/index.php
Sarcoma is rare cancers that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body i.e. muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, cartledge, and fat.
100 people each year from the North get diagnosed with some form of Sarcoma.
It accounts for 11% of childrens cancers and 14% of teenagers cancers.