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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04821

Cancer Card

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Ariane Burgess, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Foysol Choudhury, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Russell Findlay, Joe FitzPatrick, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Mark Ruskell, Graham Simpson, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 3, 2022

That the Parliament acknowledges what it sees as the tremendous work by Jen Hardy in establishing Cancer Card in Scotland, which is an initiative that provides people with access to vital cancer support services and information regarding their diagnosis in one place; understands that, after her own incurable breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, Jen was struck by the realisation that there was no single place for her to obtain useful information related to her illness, which motivated her to establish Cancer Card; further understands that this community can help people diagnosed with cancer, including people in the Lothian region, to find the support that they require, minimising stress during an already highly stressful time; recognises that Cancer Card attained charity status in 2021; considers that it can play an integral role in securing relief and comfort to cancer patients, and welcomes the appointment of Ian Pirrie as Cancer Card’s first CEO.