Earlier this month, Tom Brake MP added a splash of pink to his wardrobe at the Breast Cancer Now support event. The organisation’s ‘wear it pink’ event helps raise funds for vital breast cancer research and support, and will take place on Friday 18 October.
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"Every year in the UK, around 55,000 women and around 350 men are given the devastating news that they have breast cancer. The UK still has one of the lowest breast cancer survival rates in Western Europe and this year alone around 11,500 women will lose their lives. It’s time to act.
"This is a great event and the money raised will allow Breast Cancer Now to fund the vital research and support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. I would encourage everyone to join me in supporting this incredibly important cause and wear it pink this October."
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said:
"Breast cancer still affects so many people, and our goal as a charity is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. The money raised from ‘wear it pink’ is so crucial to helping us fund vital breast cancer research and support for those affected by the disease."
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity and since its launch in 2002, the ‘wear it pink’ fundraiser has raised over £33 million to date.