I added a dash of pink to my usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October!

Every year in the UK, around 55,000 women and around 350 men are given the devastating news that they have breast cancer. That’s why I’m encouraging my constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day on Friday 18 October. 

Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has raised over £33 million to date.

You can join me too 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.

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.

Joining me on the day were four Breast Cancer Now supporters who have been affected by breast cancer, including

Kate, from Worthing, who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2015. She said:

“When I was diagnosed my world turned up-side down. Secondary breast cancer means that it has spread to other parts of the body, making it incurable ― but for me it’s treatable for some time. It’s truly incredible how breast cancer treatments have advanced over the years and it really gives me hope for the future.

“It is so important that we continue to raise money, so that nobody will lose their lives to this devastating disease in the future. This is why I’m calling for everyone to take a stand against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink on Friday 18 October. It’s a great way of raising vital funds for breast cancer research for the future, and care for those affected by the disease now.”

  1. Hi Jo – Great to see your wholehearted support for Breast cancer charity and Wear something pink on Friday 18th October . As the situation stands at the moment will Parliament be sitting on that day if so wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could get the whole labour front bench ‘ pinked up’ for the occasion
    I was thinking Male members a nice pink square ( handkerchief) in jacket top pocket and /or pink ribbon s for lapels or similar for female front bench members. What do you think and who should we direct this polite suggestion to hopefully make it a reality . I was wondering if you were aware of the up coming Pink Ball at Hilton Hotel in Cardiff as a big fund raiser for the charity . Are you attending ? Have you been approached for a suitable raffle prize ? Many thanks again for all your efforts not least supporting our beloved UNISON !

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