Everyone’s invited to wear it pink
Angela Smith MP is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign in its award winning wear it pink day on Friday 26 October 2007 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urges you to join in too.
So what do you have to do? It couldn’t be easier. Whether you are in an office, at school, or simply doing the shopping, on 26 October donate £2 to Breast Cancer Campaign and wear an item of pink - anything you like, lots of pink, a little bit of pink, as long as it’s pink.
Your donation will allow Campaign to continue researching the cure and help the one woman in nine in the UK that will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Last year’s wear it pink day raised a whopping £3 million for breast cancer research and helped to fund over forty new research projects in the United Kingdom. This year we want to raise more.
Angela Smith MP says “Every year nearly 44,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many others, I know people who have lost friends and family members to breast cancer. I would like to encourage everyone in my constituency of Sheffield Hillsborough and throughout the country to support wear it pink day on October 26 to help raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.”
Help Breast Cancer Campaign reach its target of £3.5 million and take part in the UK’s original and best pink day. To register and to receive your free fundraising pack either call freephone 0800 107 3104; or visit
Notes to Editors
1. Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent research into breast cancer throughout the UK. Our aim is to find the cure for breast cancer by funding research which looks at improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, better understanding how it develops and ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it.
2. Currently it supports 95 research projects, worth over £11.6 million in 50 centres of excellence across the UK.
3. For more information about Breast Cancer Campaign visit www.breastcancercampaign.org
4. For further information about wear it pink visit www.wearitpink.co.uk
5. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women
6. Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women
7. In the UK, every year over 44,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women.
Angela wears it pink!!
Issued : 16 October 2007