Eastleigh MP Mims Davies donned pink this week in Parliament to show support for women affected by breast cancer.
Mims pledged to wear the colour on 21st October as part of Breast Cancer Now’s Wear it Pink annual fundraiser and she urged local residents to get involved too by making sure they dress in something pink on the day.
Money raised will go towards the charity’s ambition that, by 2050, everyone who develops the disease will live.
“Around 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease,” said Mims.
“By getting dressed up in pink, whether it be a dress, a tie, a jacket or even a flower it will help raise millions to fund the cutting-edge research, Breast Cancer Now is undertaking to tackle this terrible disease from all angles.
“I’m fully committed to standing up for the women and families affected by the disease in Eastleigh and I am very proud to take part in wear it pink.
“I hope everyone in the local community will join me by wearing it pink on Friday 21 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”