The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has pledged her support to Breast Cancer Now’s annual Wear It Pink day by donning pink at an awareness event in Parliament.
Eastleigh MP Mims Davies, who has taken part in Wear It Pink day previously, said:
“Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease.
“That’s why I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone across my Eastleigh constituency to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October, and also why I have arranged a fundraiser for the Haven (Tichfield) at the Botley Centre on Wear It Pink Day this year!
“Wear It Pink is a great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. As you can see from my photograph, all it takes is an additional splash of pink to your normal outfit!
“Breast cancer affects so many people in our area, so I hope that everybody will get involved this October and support this very important cause.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We are really grateful for the enthusiasm and support shown by the MPs at Westminster. Everyone looked fabulous in their pink accessories and showed just how easy it is to add a touch of pink to your everyday outfit. We hope that by wearing pink, Mims will encourage her constituents to get involved and fundraise in their homes, schools or workplaces, and help us to continue to fund world-class research into this devastating disease.
“Wear it pink is a fantastic opportunity for communities across the UK to come together, have fun and show their support to this very important cause. By simply wearing something pink and donating what you can, you are helping raise much-needed funds to stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love. Together we can take one step forward to help reach our goal that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.”