South Swindon Anne Snelgrove MP has joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign in its award winning ‘wear it pink’ day on Friday 27 October as part of breast cancer awareness month.
By making a donation of just ?2 you can dress as brightly as you like, as long as it’s pink. Your donation will allow Breast Cancer Campaign to continue researching the cure and help the one woman in nine in the UK that will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s as simple as that. Last year our fun loving “pinkies” raised a staggering ?1.69 million with our target ?2.1 million this year.
Anne says, “every year more than 13,000 people in the UK die from breast cancer. Some of them will be from my constituency South Swindon and that is why I am supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s ”wear it pink’ day. Encourage your family and friends to do the same. It’s great fun and the money raised will go towards valuable breast cancer research.”
To help the Breast Cancer Campaign reach its target by taking part in the UK’s original and best pink day call for a free fundraising pack on Freephone 0800 1073104 or register at: www.wearitpink.co.uk
The Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent research into breast cancer throughout the UK. Its aim is to find the cure for breast cancer by funding research which looks at improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, better understanding how it develops and ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it.
Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women. In the UK, every year over 41,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women. This works out as 3,400 new cases per month, nearly 800 per week and over 110 a day.
Currently the campaign supports 69 research projects, worth over ?9 million in 47 centres of excellence across the UK.
Details on Breast Cancer Campaign can be found at www.breastcancercampaign.org