Mark Prisk MP added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Mr Prisk was joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster, all encouraging people across the UK to take part on Wear it Pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
Mark is calling for his constituents in Hertford, Bishop’s Stortford, Ware, Sawbridgeworth and the surrounding areas to join him, as well as thousands of others across the UK to sign up and take part in wear it pink which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to date has raised over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, whether at work, school or in your community. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink themed event, and donate to Breast Cancer Now. With every penny raised, fundraisers across the UK will be helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.
Mark continues his support by joining over 290 MPs across the country as a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, advocating breast cancer issues and support for the charity’s research both in East Hertfordshire and nationally.
“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 locally to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October.
“Wear it pink is 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!
“As a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador I am proud to raise awareness of the impact of the disease locally, and to support and advocate for Breast Cancer Now’s research. Breast cancer affects so many people in Hertford and Stortford, 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, Mark Prisk will encourage his constituents in Hertford and Stortford 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.”
To take part in Wear it Pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2018MP for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.