Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, has shown her support for women affected by breast cancer by encouraging constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, Wear It Pink, next month.
Wear it Pink is back for its 15th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
The campaign raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it’s going to be pinker and more fun than ever before. Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.
When you join the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in wear it pink, you become part of a collective force of scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer, passionate about putting an end to deaths from the disease.
Corri Wilson MP said: “October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and there will be many people around Ayrshire who will be taking part in Wear it Pink events. It is both a fun and serious campaign raising awareness and vital funds for breast cancer research.
“50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.
“Through cutting-edge research, Breast Cancer Now are tackling the disease from all angles to ensure that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.
“I am fully committed to standing up for everyone affected by the disease and I hope people in the local community will join me by wearing it pink on Friday 21 October to show their support.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now said: “Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. Every cake baked, every feather boa or pink tie worn and every laugh shared will help us create a future where no one dies from breast cancer.
“We will all be standing together, with colleagues and friends, to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the people we love – and we very much hope you’ll join us.”
Sign up to Wear it Pink on Friday 21 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register, visit www.wearitpink.org.
Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. The charity is determined to stop women dying from the disease, working in a new, collaborative way.