CLWYD SOUTH AM KEN SKATES pulled on a pink outfit in the Senedd this week in aid of the annual Breast Cancer Campaign.
Friday 26th October will be the 10th annual Breast Cancer Campaign day which helps raise funds and awareness for research into breast cancer.
In 2011, hundreds of thousands of supporters from across the UK and Ireland got together, pulled on something pink and raised more than £2.2 million.
CLWYD SOUTH AM KEN SKATES, said:
“Sadly, one in eight women will face their own battle against breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s why we need everyone to join in with this years campaign and raise as much money as possible.
“Whilst it’s a bit of fun to dress up in something pink, there is a serious message behind the event. Breast cancer is a disease we still haven’t beaten and we need to continue raising awareness to prevent more women in North East Wales from dying of the illness.
“More than 48,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease each year, claiming the lives of 12,000 women, as well as around 80 men. The Breast Cancer Campaign aims to fund world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
“I’d urge everyone to support wear it pink day and help those who fall ill with the disease to have a fighting chance to beat it.”
You can find out more by visiting wearitpink.org.uk or calling 0800 107 3104
Notes to editors
- Wear it pink is Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest fundraising event, and this year is the event’s 10th anniversary.
- Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
- The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit breastcancertissuebank.org
- The charity currently funds 96 projects worth more than £16 million in 39 locations across the UK and Ireland.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women.
- In the UK, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year – that’s 130 a day.
- Visit breastcancercampaign.org or follow us at twitter.com/bccampaign