Bridget_Phillipson_MP_wear_it_pink_Breast_Cancer_Now_Sep_2016_for_web.jpgTo promote Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink campaign on Friday 21 October, Bridget Phillipson, Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, has shown support for women affected by breast cancer by wearing something pink.

The campaign calls on supporters across the country to dress in pink for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

Bridget Phillipson joined fellow parliamentarians in Westminster to encourage people across the UK to get involved and help Breast Cancer Now achieve their ambition that everyone who develops the disease by the year 2050 will survive.

The campaign raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer. Anyone can take part by wearing something pink and donating whatever they can.

Bridget Phillipson MP said:

“50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.

“Breast Cancer Now are tackling the disease from all angles to ensure that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live. Wear it pink is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.

“I am very proud to take part in this campaign and fully committed to standing up for the women and families affected by the disease in the north east. I hope everyone in the local community will join me on Friday 21 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now said:

“It’s wonderful to see so much parliamentary support for wear it pink. It’s a great opportunity for friends, co-workers and families across the UK to have some fun, wear something pink and show their support for those affected by breast cancer.

“Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. On Friday 21 October, every cake baked, every feather boa or pink tie worn and every laugh shared will help us create a future where no one dies from breast cancer.

“We will all be standing together, with colleagues and friends, to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the people we love -; and we very much hope you’ll join us.”

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