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Alex goes pink for breast cancer awareness

Alex & Wear It Pink 2015

Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, has again shown his support for women with breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, Wear It Pink, dressing up in pink and encouraging his constituents to do likewise on Friday, 23 October.

Wear It Pink, the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser, calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

The Labour MP joined fellow parliamentarians in wearing pink in Westminster this week to encourage as many as possible to get involved.  Now in its fourteenth year, wear it pink raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it promises to be bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before.

Anyone can take part in Wear It Pink, whether in school, at work or at home, by wearing something pink and donate whatever they can.

Alex said:

“Every year in the UK around 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly nearly 12,000 women 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.

“I get involved in the campaign 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 a little eccentric in public, then it is definitely worthwhile.

“Together, we can make a big difference for women with breast cancer, both now and in the future, by supporting world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives and gives people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments.  I hope that everyone across the Stockton borough will join me in wearing it pink on Friday, 23 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”