Steve McCabe MP has shown his support for women and families affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging his constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October.
Steve McCabe joined campaigners in wearing it pink this week to encourage people across the UK to get involved and help Breast Cancer Now towards their ambition that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.
Steve who is a Breast Cancer Ambassador is supporting calls for immediate action to stop the disease taking lives. Steve will continue to raise awareness both in his constituency and in Parliament.
Wear it pink is back for its 15th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research. The charity raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it’s going to be pinker and more fun than ever before. Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.
To get involved or to find out more please visit: http://wearitpink.org/
Steve McCabe MP said:
“As a Breast Cancer Ambassador I am particularly passionate about standing up for the women and families affected by the disease in Birmingham Selly Oak and I am very proud to take part in wear it pink. 50,000 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. I hope everyone in the local community will join me by wearing it pink on Friday 21 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”