Ahead of Wear It Pink Day on Friday 19th October, MP for Macclesfield, David Rutley, is once again encouraging local residents to add a dash of pink to their usual attire in support of Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear It Pink’ fundraiser, to help raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, whether at work, school or in local communities. All that participants 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.
David is delighted that there are already six ‘Wear It Pink’ events planned across the Macclesfield constituency, all helping to raise funds towards the important and life-saving research undertaken by Breast Cancer Now. He hopes that other local residents, businesses, schools and community groups will take part in this fun and straightforward initiative. They can find more information about how to take part, including fundraising ideas and how to register for a free fundraising pack, on Breast Cancer Now’s website: www.breastcancernow.org
Wear It Pink, which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is now in its seventeenth year, and, to date has raised over £31 million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work. Currently, Breast Cancer Now is supporting nearly 380 researchers and are funding 85 research grants worth almost £26.5 million across the UK and Ireland. The charity’s ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
David said, “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK, and each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. That’s why I am once again adding my support to Wear It Pink Day, and encouraging residents in Macclesfield to take part 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, and I hope as many local residents will get involved this October and support this very important cause.”