Labour MP Anne Snelgrove joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign for its award winning fundraising event, wear it pink, on Friday 31 October 2008.
Anne joined Secretary of State Ed Balls MP in Parliament to try on an assortment of pink clothing to promote the event. It marked the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
During the last quarter 317 women in the Swindon & Marlborough NHS trust region were referred for breast cancer treatment.
Anne Snelgrove MP said: “Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and I want to encourage everyone to help raise money and awareness of this dreadful disease.
“Thousands of families are affected by this illness each year but survival rates are improving. The wear it pink campaign and Breast Cancer Awareness month are really important ways of promoting breast awareness and ending the suffering faced by thousands of women each year.”
Labour’s Health Secretary Alan Johnson said: “I am pleased Anne wore pink to raise breast cancer awareness and highlight the great work of Breast Cancer Campaign. We have made good progress on cancer, saving 1,400 lives a year through the NHS breast screening programme and cutting waiting times for cancer treatment, but we must continue to improve.
“Better awareness, prevention and treatment can help us win the fight against breast cancer.“