10 Sep Stephen Metcalfe MP says ‘Wear It Pink’ on Friday 19 October to tackle Breast Cancer Now
Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Stephen was joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster last week to encourage people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date this raised over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, whether at work, school or in your community. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink themed event, and donate to Breast Cancer Now. With every penny raised, fundraisers across the UK will be helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.
Stephen said: “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. That’s why I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone in [insert place] to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October.
Wear it pink is great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. As you can see from my photograph, all it takes is an additional splash of pink to your normal outfit!”
Joining the politicians at Westminster was Donna Fraser, four-time Olympian for Great Britain. Donna, 45, retired from participating in professional athletics after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2009, aged just 36.
To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2018MP for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.