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Sky Sports presenter backs cancer team

Coventry Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POPULAR Sky Sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao swapped the newsdesk for Wembley Stadium to show her support for breast cancer.

The 48-year-old, who grew up in Wyken, was diagnosed with breast cancer herself just before Christmas Day last year.

And now she is backing the FA’s official charity partnership with Breast Cancer Care for 2014-16.

Its ‘Pass it on’ Campaign will urge people across the country to pass on life-saving breast health awareness messages to the women in their lives and it is hoping to reach thousands of people across the country.

The former St John Fisher Catholic Primary School pupil added: “Having had my own devastating diagnosis and also losing my aunt to breast cancer, I know first-hand this brutal disease can shatter the lives of the woman diagnosed and also her friends and family.

“That’s why I’m so pleased that The FA and Breast Cancer Care have teamed up to raise awareness and vital funds.

“One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer, so it’s really important that everyone knows the changes to look and feel for when checking their breasts. Early detection can save lives.”

To support the partnership visit breastcancercare.org.uk/passiton breastcancercare.org.uk/passiton

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