Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, dressed in pink to support Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser Wear It Pink, which takes place on Friday 18 October and funds vital breast cancer research and support.
Since launching in 2002, Wear It Pink has raised over £33 million to date. Andrew Gwynne is calling for their constituents to join him, by signing up for wear it pink and helping to make possible life-saving breast cancer research and life changing support for those affected by the disease.
From 2014 to 2016, an average of 216 women a year developed breast cancer in the area covered by the Tameside and Glossop CCG and a further 258 per year in Stockport.
In both Tameside and Stockport, the uptake of breast screening is below the national average.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Every year in the UK, around 55,000 women and around 350 men are given the devastating news that they have breast cancer, sadly this recently included my dear friend Dawn.
“That’s why I’m encouraging my constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink day on Friday 18 October.
“The money raised by this wonderful event has such a huge impact, allowing Breast Cancer Now to fund vital research and support for those living with a diagnosis. I hope that everybody will wear it pink this October and support this very important cause.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said:
“Breast cancer still affects so many of us, and our goal as a charity is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. The money raised from wear it pink is so crucial to this helping us to fund vital breast cancer research and support for those affected by the disease.
“We hope that by wearing pink, Andrew Gwynne will encourage more people to wear it pink in on 18 October and help us to continue to fund vital breast cancer research and support.”
Anyone can take part in Wear It Pink. Some people will choose to hold a cake sale, while others will opt to organise a raffle and some will arrange a pink fancy dress day at their school or workplace. No matter how people chose to wear it pink, all the money raised will help to fund vital breast cancer research and support.
In April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now merged to create the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, united around the shared ambition that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. Every Wear It Pink donation will help towards this goal.
Wear it pink on 18 October and raise funds for breast cancer research and support. Visit www.wearitpink.org/mp to register and claim your free fundraising pack.