Politicians Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday September 13 2017

Angus MacNeil MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Angus MacNeil MP, joined by fellow parliamentarians in Westminster earlier this month showed his support for the thousands of women and men affected by breast cancer each year, encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day.

'MPs were asked to dress up for a photo call and being a good sport, Angus MacNeil took part to support this important cause.'

Angus MacNeil MP said:

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.

“One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease.

“This is why I’m urging everyone in Na h-Eileanan an Iar to take part in wear it pink on Friday 20 October.

“It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.

Anyone can take part in wear it pink, which brings together schools, workplaces and communities.

All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink event at home, work or school, and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now.

The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

Whatever you do, you’re helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

 

To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit www.wearitpink.org/2017 for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.

 

 

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