Breast Cancer Now has received the backing of local MP Mark Pawsey, who wore it pink in support of the charity’s annual campaign to fund research into breast cancer.
Last year, people in Rugby raised nearly £4,000 for breast cancer and Mark and Breast Cancer Now are hoping that once again this year local residents will be generous in their support for this great cause.
Breast Cancer Now helps those with breast cancer, including running Living with Secondary Breast Cancer support services throughout the country and working to raise funds for research into treating breast cancer. The charity also works closely with the NHS to ensure that those diagnosed with breast cancer receive the treatment they need.
Wear It Pink 2019 will be on 18 October 2019 and there are already a number of organisations in Rugby planning fundraising events – more information is available at https://www.wearitpink.org/.
Commenting after the event in Parliament, Mark said:
“The fight against breast cancer is something that we should all get behind, with over 300 women in Rugby being diagnosed with this disease each year. I’ve always been really impressed by local residents who have backed cancer support and last year I was honoured to be asked to judge some excellent pink cakes baked by staff at CEMEX, who raised £1,500 for Breast Cancer Now.”
“The money raised by this Wear It Pink has such a huge impact, allowing Breast Cancer Now to fund vital research and support for those living with a diagnosis. I hope that lots of people in Rugby will wear it pink this October 18 and support this vital cause.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said:
“Breast cancer still affects so many of us, and our goal as a charity is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live and be supported to live well. The money raised from wear it pink is so crucial to this helping us to fund vital breast cancer research and support for those affected by the disease. We hope that by wearing pink, Mark will encourage more people to wear it pink in on 18 October and help us to continue to fund vital breast cancer research and support.”