Local MP, Gordon Henderson, has dressed in pink to lend his support to the flagship fundraiser of Breast Cancer Now, Wear It Pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
Mr Henderson is encouraging his constituents in Sittingbourne and Sheppey 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.
Anyone can take part in Wear It Pink, which brings together schools, workplaces and communities. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink event at home, work or school, and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now. Whatever you do, you’re helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Mr Henderson 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 Sittingbourne and Sheppey to take part in Wear It Pink on Friday 20 October. It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.’
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.