A MAN whose fiancée died after suffering breast cancer the day before he was due to run a marathon to raise funds for cancer research is lobbying for Government to stop female cancer deaths by 2050.
Colin Leslie, who lives in Edinburgh, lost Sharon in 2014 – and now he is backing a call from Breast Cancer Now for political action.
Almost 10,000 women in Scotland could die from breast cancer in the next ten years.
Colin said: “I lost my fiancée Sharon to breast cancer last year. From the outset, we both knew there wasn’t a cure but we remained hopeful that we would find drugs that would give Sharon a decent quality of life so that we could treasure every last day we had left together.
“Sharon was my best friend. We were very much in love and looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together.
“I now run marathons for breast cancer research but I need MSPs to commit to running trials to find new breakthroughs in treatment. It’s too late for Sharon but there’s still hope that – if we all act now – no-one will die from breast cancer by 2050.”
Patients and families affected by breast cancer from across Scotland have joined the movement.