Politicians wear it pink for breast cancer fundraiser

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, has shown his support for Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October to raise vital funds for breast cancer research. 

 

The local MP is encouraging residents of Southend West to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. 

 

Joined by fellow parliamentarians in Westminster, the MP showed his support this week for the thousands of women and men affected by breast cancer each year, encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day. 

 

Sir David continues his support for women affected by breast cancer by joining over 190 MPs across the country in being a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, championing breast cancer issues both in his local constituency and nationally, working towards a day that the disease will stop taking lives.

 

The MP for Southend West said: 

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. This is why I’m urging everyone in Southend to take part in wear it pink on Friday 20th October.”

 

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:

 

“Wear it pink is a wonderful opportunity for communities across the UK to come together and have fun, whilst showing their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. Simply by wearing something pink and donating, you’re raising funds for life-saving research and helping Breast Cancer Now reach our goal that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.”

 

To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2017 for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.