Miles Briggs MSP is Conservative spokesman on Health, and here we see him posing alongside SNP MSP Clare Adamson in the Garden Lobby at the Scottish Parliament.
The Lothian MSP said:“Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer in the UK and we must all take action to change this.
“The Demand Survival Now campaign sets out a new strategy to improve survival rates for pancreatic cancer.
“Scottish Conservatives have put forward proposals for a fast track cancer service to put a new focus on early detection and investment in cancer services.”
Clare Adamson SNP MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw explained to The Edinburgh Reporter how she became involved with the charity. She said “One of my colleague’s mums died from pancreatic cancer. We got to know Kim Rowan one day and decided we would see what else we could do. So we started organising debates at Holyrood, and this will be our third debate about pancreatic cancer. We just want to raise awareness in the parliament with photo calls like this and will continue to help in any way we can.”
Kim is Kim Rowan, an NHS worker from the southside of Edinburgh. Kim lost loved ones to the disease and she has campaigned for better awareness of the disease and also calls for more research.