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JENNY GILRUTH MSP IS IN THE PINK FOR BREAST CANCER NOW

Publised date : 19 Sep 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes at the Scottish Parliament to encourage constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 20 October.

wear it pink is back for its 16th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

Ms Gilruth joined fellow parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved and help support Breast Cancer Now’s efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

wear it pink is now in its 16th year, with the annual fundraising campaign raising a staggering total of £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.  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.

Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland - unfortunately most people know of someone affected by this terrible disease. Every year around 4,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 1,000 people will die of it.   

wear it pink is an important opportunity to stand together and support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. I would like to urge local people across my constituency to join me by wearing it pink on Friday 20 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”

Breast Cancer Now’s Director for Scotland, Mary Allison, said:

“As the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity we are dedicated to funding the brightest minds to look into ways to save more lives from the disease. Our ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live – and live well.

“Wear it pink is an important element in driving funds that will help us to achieve our vision and I’m delighted that MSPs are coming together again this year to support us.  Their continued involvement means a lot.

“Breast cancer is not a done deal.  More Scots are being diagnosed with the disease and almost 1,000 people a year in Scotland still die from breast cancer. 

“We need action now. By bringing everyone together we will find new ways to detect, prevent and treat breast cancer for all of those affected by this disease.”

Sign up to wear it pink on Friday 20 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register, visit www.wearitpink.org.

ENDS

 

  About Breast Cancer Now:

  • Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.
  • Breast Cancer Now launched in June 2015, created by the merger of leading research charities Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in Scotland.  Over 4,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and around 1,000 people die from the disease in Scotland each year.
  • Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. The charity is determined to stop women dying from the disease, working in a new, collaborative way and bringing together all those affected by the disease to fund research, share knowledge and find answers.
  • Breast Cancer Now’s world-class research is focused entirely on breast cancer. The charity supports nearly 450 of the world’s brightest researchers at more than 20 locations across the UK and Ireland.  Together, they’re working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage so we can stop the disease taking lives. 
  • For more information on Breast Cancer Now’s work, visit breastcancernow.org or follow us on Twitter or on Facebook.
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