Cambridge MP joins “Wear it Pink” campaign
PUBLISHED: 10:10 13 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:10 13 September 2016
Join up for the “Wear it Pink” campaign
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has urged people across the county to get involved in the “Wear it Pink” cancer campaign.
Now in its 15th year, the Breast Cancer Now research is hoping that by 2050 everyone who develops the disease will live.
Supporters of the campaign are asked to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe on October 21.
Wear it pink raises close on £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer.
The Cambridge MP said: “Fifty thousand 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. Together, we must put a stop to this.
“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. But we all need to join forces and act now, and in Wear it Pink there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.
“I’m fully committed to standing up for the women and families affected by the disease in Cambridge 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, October 21 and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now added: “It’s wonderful to see so much parliamentary support for wear it pink. It’s a great opportunity for friends, co-workers and families across the UK to have some fun, wear something pink and show their support for those affected by breast cancer.
“Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. On Friday, October, 21, 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, October 21 to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register, visit www.wearitpink.org