BLAENAU Gwent MP Nick Smith is backing Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink Campaign, which will take place on Friday, October 19 to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Mr Smith added a splash of pink to his usual attire last week, in a bid to encourage people in Blaenau Gwent to take part in Wear It Pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
The day will see people across the UK wearing pink to work, school, and in the community. Those taking part are encouraged to wear something pink, or hold a pink themed event, and donate to Breast Cancer Now.
Nick Smith MP has pledged his support to the campaign.
He said: “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK.
“In the Aneurin Bevan Health Board area there are 537 new cases diagnosed each year on average, and an average of 112 women pass away from breast cancer each year.
“This is why I’d encourage people in Blaenau Gwent to take part on Wear It Pink day.
“Wear It Pink is great way to get together and have fun while raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. All it takes is adding an additional splash of pink to your outfit.
“Breast cancer affects so many people in Blaenau Gwent, so I hope that everybody will get involved this October.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “We hope that by wearing pink, Nick Smith MP will encourage his constituents in Blaenau Gwent 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.
“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.