One person is diagnosed with Breast cancer in the UK every 10 minutes: while survival statistics have been consistently improving, there is still far more work to be done. On Wednesday 4th September, Southend West MP Sir David Amess joined with the charity Breast Cancer Now to show his support for the ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign.
Since the campaign’s commencement in 2002, the charity has raised over £33 million. This year, ‘Wear it Pink’ day will be on 18th October – in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sir David sat on the Health Select Committee for 10 years and during the event in Parliament, he spoke to charity volunteers and patients about the ongoing research into the disease.
Following the event, Sir David said “Breast Cancer Now have told me that they will not halt their work until cancer is a thing of the past. Families up and down the country have been impacted by the horrible disease and I am so glad that research is being carried out to improve the survival rates. I would encourage everyone to Wear it Pink on 18th October to show your support for this important cause.”