Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire & Arran constituency, posed in pink at Westminster to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research
Patricia dressed in pink to lend her support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
Patricia is encouraging her constituents in North Ayrshire & Arran to join her, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, which brings together schools, workplaces and communities. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink event at home, work or school, and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now. Whatever you do, you’re helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Patricia Gibson MP continues her support for women affected by breast cancer by joining over 190 MPs across the country in being a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, championing breast cancer issues both in North Ayrshire & Arran and nationally, working towards a day that the disease will stop taking lives.
Patricia Gibson MP said:
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. This is why I’m urging everyone to take part in wear it pink on Friday 20 October. It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.
“Breast cancer affects so many people so, as a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, I am proud to take part in wear it pink to raise awareness of the impact of the disease locally and to support for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. I hope that everybody will join me and wear it pink on Friday 20th October.
To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2017 for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.