Tees MP Alex Cunningham added a dash of pink to their usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place next month.
Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has raised over £33m, and the Labour MP for Stockton North is calling on constituents to join him, 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.
“Every year in the UK, around 55,000 women and around 350 men are given the devastating news that they have breast cancer,” said Cunningham.
“That’s why I’m encouraging my constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day on Friday, October 18.
“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.”
Anyone can take part in wear it pink. Some people will choose to hold a cake sale, while others will opt to organise a raffle, and some will arrange a pink fancy dress day at their school or workplace.
No matter how people chose to wear it pink, all the money raised will help to fund vital breast cancer research and support.
In April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now merged to create the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, united around the shared ambition that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live and be supported to live well.
Every wear it pink donation will help towards this goal.
Visit wearitpink.org/mp to register and claim your free fundraising pack.