- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Joyce Watson AM has shown her support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging his/her constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 23rd October.
Wear it pink, the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser, calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
Mrs Watson joined fellow assembly members in wearing it pink this week to encourage people across Wales to get involved. Now in its 14th year, wear it pink raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it is back and bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before.
Anyone can take part, whether in school, at work or at home. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate whatever you can.
Joyce Watson AM said:
“Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. Every year around 2,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Wales, and sadly nearly 600 people still lose their lives to the disease. This is why we all must come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research, and, in wear it pink, there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.
“Together, we can make a big difference for women with breast cancer, now and in the future; I hope everyone in the local community will join me in wearing it pink on Friday 23 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”
Launched in June 2015 with the ambition of ensuring that no one dies from the disease by 2050, Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
This is a day when we stand out, stand together and stand for something: wear it pink on Friday 23 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink visit www.wearitpink.org.
For further information, please contact:
Jamie Lederhose, Breast Cancer Now, on 020 7749 0897 or [email protected] (or 07436 107914 if out-of-hours).
For more information about Joyce Watson AM’s work, contact her office on 0300 200 7092 / [email protected] / www.joycewatson.org.uk