A NORTH MSP is urging her constituents to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Now’s flagship annual fundraising effort which takes place next month.
Mary Scanlon, MSP for Highlands and Islands including Moray, joined other parliamentarians this week in wearing pink – and encouraging constituents to do the same for what will be the 14th year of the charity drive.
Wear it Pink has been raising over £2million each year that allows world-class research into breast cancer. The annual campaign centres on Friday, October 23 – anyone can take part be it at school, work or home, people just need to wear pink and donate whatever they wish to the fundraising effort.
Mrs Scanlon said: “Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. Every year in Scotland around 4600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly nearly 1000 people still lose their lives to the disease.
“This is why we all must come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research, and, in wear it pink, there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.
“Together, we can make a big difference for women with breast cancer, now and in the future; I hope everyone in the local community will join in by wearing it pink on October 23 and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”
Breast Cancer Now was formed this year with the ambition of ensure nobody dies from the disease by 2050. It is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity and was created through a merger of the Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
A spokeswoman for the charity said: “This is a day when we stand out, stand together and stand for something: wear it pink on Friday, October 23 to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.”
For more information or to register for wear it pink visit www.wearitpink.org.