North Oxfordshire MP, Victoria Prentis, joined her Westminster colleagues this week in supporting Breast Cancer Now’s ‘wear it pink’ fundraiser, which will take place in Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday 19 October.
Wear it pink day calls for people all across the UK to wear pink and donate in an effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. Anyone can take part, and to date the campaign has raised over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.
Victoria Prentis MP said: “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer and every year 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. Wear it pink is an easy way to have fun with family and friends while raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s important research. Breast cancer affects so many people in North Oxfordshire, so I hope that everybody will get involved to support this important campaign.”
Donna Fraser, four-time Olympian for Great Britain and Breast Cancer Now Ambassador added: “Breast cancer awareness and raising funds for research is hugely important to me – there are too many women being diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly too many women still lose their lives each year. This cause is very close to my heart, and as someone who has personally been through breast cancer, I know the just how important it is to raise money for research, to help reach a day where nobody dies from breast cancer. For me, that day can’t come soon enough.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, also said: “We are really grateful for the enthusiasm and support shown by the MPs at Westminster. We hope that by wearing pink, Victoria will encourage her constituents in north Oxfordshire to get involved and help us to continue to fundraise to fund world-class research into this devastating disease.
“Wear it pink is a fantastic opportunity for communities across the UK to come together, have fun and show their support to this very important cause. Together we are taking steps forward to reach our goal that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.”
To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit: www.wearitpink.org/signup-mp for further details, fundraising ideas and information on how to register for your free fundraising pack.