Following an e-petition started by Maria Lester, with the support of Brain Tumour Research, the House of Commons Petitions Committee has decided to look into the issue of funding for brain cancer research. As part of the ongoing inquiry, the Committee is now reviewing over a thousand commments made by people from acrosss the UK on an online forum. Scientists, pateints and brain tumour charities are all giving evidence of the chronic lack of funding for brain tumour research.
The petition reached 10,000 signatures in the first six days of launching and is now climbing fast, having pushed past the 30,000 mark recently. You can see the running total at any given time here: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105560
We need to reach 100,000 signatures by February 2016 (if not before!) to have a chance of compelling a formal debate in government. Please click here to sign this petition today and ask your family and friends to do the same.
This official government petition is on a secure site – your data is safe and you will not get spam emails about signing other petitions etc as a result of signing this form.
The site also allows you to see which areas in the UK are getting the most signatures – the map on this page highlights the popularity. Rugby is winning hands down at the moment – home of Liz and Peter Realf, Maria’s parents – closely followed by Gainsborough. Hexham is also doing well – constituency of Guy Opperman MP who has a brain tumour.
Please get behind this. It takes just a few minutes of your time to sign but it could make a lifetime of difference to someone with a brain tumour in the future. Together we will find a cure.