Alex Cunningham, Labour Member of Parliament for Stockton North, has again pledged his support to the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest and pinkest fundraiser – “wear it pink” day.
Over the last 10 years, “wear it pink” has raised a staggering £23 million, and on Friday 25 October 2013, people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.
Money raised from “wear it pink” is crucial to Breast Cancer Campaign and will help to ensure that its researchers can have the best possible chance to find the cure.
“Every year in the UK around 50,000 women and around 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, 12,000 women and 80 men die from this nasty disease. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts so they can continue to fund research which will, one day, lead to a cure.
“I get involved in “wear it pink” every year, and if dressing up and looking daft in public helps to raise the profile of the campaign and encourages more people to get involved in the fight against breast cancer, then it is definitely worthwhile.
“I hope that as many people as possible, both in the Stockton Borough and across the country as a whole, will join me in wearing something pink on Friday, 25 October 2013 and donate that all-important £2 that will help to find a cure. It really couldn’t be simpler.”