Jenny Willott joins the fight against breast cancer by wearing it pink

September 22, 2014 2:35 PM

Wear it Pink Breast Cancer CampaignJenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's biggest fundraiser, Wear it Pink day.

The theme of Wear it Pink this year is to 'look good, do good' in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24th October 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 to fund lifesaving breast cancer research.

Jenny Willott MP also met Cancer Research UK to listen to their priorities for preventing, detecting and ensuring patients get the best treatment for cancer.

Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:

"Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, so early diagnosis is very important if we want to prevent and cure cancer for good. Screening remains one of the best ways to spot breast cancer as women are more likely to survive the disease if it is diagnosed at an earlier stage.

"In Cardiff Central there are 2,365 cancer cases and 1,068 cancer deaths every year. Worryingly, 1 in 4 people in Wales are not aware that a persistent cough or hoarseness is a symptom or sign of cancer. This is why we need to support cancer charities and Breast Cancer Campaign's fundraising efforts so that they can continue to raise awareness and fund research which provides treatment and will one day lead to a cure. I hope everyone will wear something pink and donate on 24th October."

Wear it pink is on Friday 24 October to support Breast Cancer Campaign's lifesaving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink and receive your fundraising pack visit www.wearitpink.org.

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