Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, joined other MP’s and charity staff as he dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraising campaign, 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.
Gwynne is encouraging all his constituents from across Audenshaw, Denton, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris, Reddish and Dukinfield 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.
The local MP, joined by fellow parliamentarians in Westminster to show his support 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.
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.
For more information, or to donate to Breast Cancer Now, please visit: http://breastcancernow.org/get-involved/donate
Andrew Gwynne 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 across the constituency 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.”