MP Rosie Cooper is supporting the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Mending Broken Hearts’ appeal. The appeal aims to raise money to fund research which could help people who are living with heart failure as a result of a heart attack.
While the number of people dying of heart disease and heart attacks in West Lancashire has fallen from 305 in 1994 to 155 in 2008, the number of people across the UK surviving heart attacks and living with heart failure has continued to rise.
Rosie is therefore joining the British Heart Foundation’s campaign and urging local residents to support the appeal.
MP Rosie said:
“There are many people across West Lancashire living with heart failure as a result of a heart attack.
“Since becoming Member of Parliament for West Lancashire, I have worked closely with the British Heart Foundation to help raise awareness of heart health and strive for continued improvements to be made in the prevention, detection and diagnosis of heart and circulatory disease.
“The Mending Broken Hearts appeal aims to fund groundbreaking research which could offer real hope to people living with heart failure. It is incredible and exciting to think that in as little as ten years time we could literally mend broken hearts.
“I hope that as many residents of West Lancashire as possible can support this appeal and help make a cure for damaged hearts become a reality, bringing comfort not only to individuals who are living with heart failure but their families also.”
It is possible to support the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Mending Broken Hearts’ appeal by telephoning: 0300 333 0333 or by visit: bhf.org.uk/mbh, and ordering an appeal pack.