Tuesday, 20 October 2009

It’s time for local MP to wear it pink and help beat breast cancer

South Thanet MP Stephen Ladyman is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event, wear it pink, on Friday 30 October 2009.

Steve and the Breast Cancer Campaign are urging residents young and old to get their pink outfits on in support of the event – ‘It’s time to wear it pink; it’s time to beat breast cancer’. Schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to wear it pink in support of Campaign and donate £2 each to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.

Last year over one and a half million people took part in wear it pink to help improve survival rates for the one in nine women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime. This recession busting fundraiser is affordable and easy to take part in, giving everyone the chance to help make a difference.

Steve said, ‘Every year over 45,500 women and 300 men in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer and, like many others, I know people who have lost friends and family members the disease. I would like to encourage everyone in South Thanet and throughout the country to support wear it pink on October 30, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.’

To take part in the UK’s original and best pink day. Call freephone 0800 107 3104 or visit http://www.blogger.com/Jclift/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/cburke/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/pol/New/Local%20Settings/shaindl.BCCNET/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet and register to receive your free fundraising pack now.

Notes to editors

· Breast Cancer Campaign urges women to be breast aware this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and continue throughout the year as early detection can save lives
· Follow the five-point code: know what is normal for you, look and feel, know what changes to look for, report any changes without delay and attend a breast screening if aged 50 or over. Women over 70 should contact their GP for a referral
· 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 charity currently funds 106 projects worth almost £15 million in 42 locations across the UK and Ireland

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