Politicians ‘wear it pink’ for breast cancer fund-raiser

Mike Weir supports 'wear it pink' for breast cancer awareness.

Mike Weir supports 'wear it pink' for breast cancer awareness.

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Angus MP Mike Weir and Graeme Dey MSP have joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fund-raiser, wear it pink day.

The theme of wear it pink this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research.

Breast Cancer Campaign. 'MSP's 'Wear it Pink!' at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh.'Picture by Gary Doak Photography.

Breast Cancer Campaign. 'MSP's 'Wear it Pink!' at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh.'Picture by Gary Doak Photography.

On October 24, people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign.

Mike Weir MP said: “Every year in the UK over 50,000 women and around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Mr Dey said: “Every year in Scotland more than 4,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, more than 1,000 women die from this disease each year. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments.”

Both politicians urge the public to join them in ‘wearing it pink’ on October 24 and showing support for breast cancer research.

Mr Weir added some humour to the sombre issue, saying: “Before they let me put on the Elton John glasses, I had to promise not to break into a rendition of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!”

Some of Britain’s best loved celebrities, including Alex Jones, Rebecca Adlington, Lauren Pope, Kirstie Allsopp and Eliza Doolittle are supporting wear it pink this year.

Choose from hundreds of fun and fashionable ways to wear it pink in the office, at home or at school by visiting the website.

There are also some brands who have turned their products pink this year, to help raise money for the worthy cause. Such as Filofax, who have created pink iPad cases and Asda who have a range of cute clothing in pink.

For more information or to register for wear it pink and receive your fundraising pack visit www.wearitpink.org.

As of June 2014, Breast Cancer Campaign funds 90 research grants throughout the UK and Ireland, worth over £13 million.

It is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women.

Visit breastcancercampaign.org or follow us at twitter.com/bccampaign