Stockton North’s Labour MP, Alex Cunningham, has again shown his support for the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, Wear It Pink day.
The theme of Wear It Pink this year is to “look good, do good” in support of breast cancer research. On Friday, 24 October 2014, people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school.
Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research. Breast Cancer Campaign funds innovative breast cancer research, bringing together the brightest minds to share knowledge and produce better, quicker results to overcome and outlive breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women. As of June 2014, Breast Cancer Campaign funds 90 research grants throughout the UK and Ireland, worth over £13 million.
“Every year in the UK over 50,000 women and around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer – or around 138 each day. Sadly, 12,000 women and 80 men die from this disease each year. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments.
“I get involved in Wear It Pink every year because, if I can help to raise the profile of the campaign and encourage more people to get involved in the fight against breast cancer by dressing up and looking daft in public, then it is definitely worthwhile.
“I hope that as many people as possible, both in Stockton North and across the country as a whole, will join me in wearing something pink on Friday, 24 October and, crucially, in making an important donation that will help to find a cure. It really couldn’t be simpler.”