Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield, has been showing his support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink! Phil is encouraging his constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, Wear It Pink, on Friday 21st October.
Back for its 15th year, Wear It Pink is calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day, to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
Phil Wilson is encouraging people across the UK to get involved on the day and help Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, towards their ambition that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.
Breast Cancer Now supports nearly 400 of the world’s brightest researchers at more than 30 locations across the UK and Ireland. Wear It Pink raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer.
Anyone can take part, whether at work, school or home. All you have to do is wear pink.
Speaking about Wear It Pink, Phil Wilson MP has said, “50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK and sadly 11,500 women ad 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.”
“However, by taking part in Wear It Pink we can help put a stop to this.”
“I am fully committed to standing up for the women, men and families affected by the disease in Sedgefield and I am very proud to take part in Wear It Pink. I hope everyone in the local community will join me by wearing it pink on Friday 21st October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now said: “Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. On Friday 21st October, 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.”