Strath parliamentarians are backing the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser - Wear it Pink Day.
SNP MSP Roseanna Cunningham and Labour’s Gordon Banks, MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, are inviting constituents to join them in supporting the event today (Friday).
Now in its 10th year, Wear it Pink, will see people from all over the country in schools, colleges and businesses embracing the event’s new theme, superheroes. The theme stems from the charity’s belief that everybody who joins the fight – from people affected by breast cancer, to Breast Cancer Campaign scientists and all wear it pink participants – is a superhero.
Breast Cancer Campaign is asking everyone to pull on something pink and donate £2, whether it’s a superhero cape, pink socks or pink pants you wear over your tights, you can help the charity achieve its target of raising £2 million, so they can continue to fund ground-breaking research.
Join the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in wear it pink every year. With your help Breast Cancer Campaign can improve survival rates for the one in eight women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.
Gordon Banks explained: “Every year in the UK, around 48,000 women and 340 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is why we all need to support wear it pink day on October 26, so that Breast Cancer Campaign can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure.”
Roseanna Cunningham said: “I hope there will be a great response to this campaign from my constituents. It doesn’t have to be a cowboy hat or a big pink rosette but let’s turn Perth and Kinross PINK!”
Visit wearitpink.co.uk for more information.