- Posted by: Ken Skates MS
- Category: News
ASSEMBLY Members Ken Skates, Lesley Griffiths and Carl Sargeant dressed to impress to show their support for a national cancer fundraiser.
The Labour AMs – who represent Clwyd South, Wrexham and Alyn and Deeside respectively – joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest annual fundraiser, Wear it Pink Day.
Over the last 10 years Wear it Pink has raised a staggering £23m and on Friday, October 25, people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses across Wales to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.
Clwyd South AM Mr Skates said: “Every year in Wales around 2,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, along with 13 men. Sadly, on average, 615 of those women die. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts – so they can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure.”
Wrexham AM Mrs Griffiths said: “More people are surviving longer thanks to advances in research, new treatments, earlier diagnosis and an increased awareness among the general public. Unfortunately, despite the recent advances, breast cancer is still the most common cancer. The Breast Cancer Campaign is crucial to help progress and improve research.”
Alyn and Deeside AM Mr Sargeant added: “Breast Cancer Campaign desperately needs the money raised from Wear it Pink for its researchers to have the best possible chance to find the cure for this terrible disease. So join me, Ken and Lesley in wearing something pink and donating £2 – it’s really as simple as that.”
To register for Wear it Pink and receive your fundraising pack visit www.wearitpink.org or call 0800 107 3104.