This week, the Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, dressed up in pink to promote national charity Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink Day’, which will take place on Friday 18th October. The day is a key opportunity in the calendar for people to learn more about breast cancer, and raise money for vital breast cancer research.
As the local MP, Mims Davies has been a strong supporter of organisations working to tackle cancer, meeting with nurses, carers and patients at local hospices, most recently visiting the Countess Mountbatten Hospice. The local MP has also held a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Haven, while meeting locally with cancer survivors.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP and former Charities Minister, Mims Davies said:
“This week I was delighted to meet with some of the Breast Cancer Now team and some of the people they support ahead of Wear it Pink Day on the 18th October.
“It is a sad reality that the vast majority of us will know someone, a friend, family member or neighbour, who has been through or is going through breast cancer treatment. Wear it Pink Day is an excellent opportunity both to raise funds towards research, while also raising awareness, and I would love to see local groups getting involved this October.
“I am also particularly keen to raise awareness around breast cancer screening. Uptake in our area is above the England average, however, at 76.4% from 2014-2016, there remains many women not getting screened, which as we know, really could save your life. So please, please, if you’ve been asked, do go and get yourself checked.”