Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head, has joined fellow parliamentarians in donning eye catching pink garments in Westminster to help promote Breast Cancer Now's 'Wear it Pink' campaign in October.
The Breast Cancer Now charity have an ambition that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.
Caroline is encouraging her constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, Wear It Pink, on Friday 21 October. Wear it Pink raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it’s going to be pinker and more fun than ever before. Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.
“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. Together, we must put a stop to this, and in Wear it Pink there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved. I am very proud to help promote this campaign & I hope the local community will join me in pink 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. Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. On Friday 21st 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.”
Sign up to wear it pink on Friday 21 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register, visit www.wearitpink.org.