Nick Smith MP for Blaenau Gwent has once again pledged his support for Breast Cancer Now’s annual wear it pink fundraiser, which this year takes place on Friday, October 18.
Nick Smith MP is calling for people in Blaenau Gwent to sign up for wear it pink and help fund life-saving breast cancer research and support for those affected.
Mr Smith was joined in Parliament by Breast Cancer Now supporters who have been affected by the disease.
Nick Smith MP, said: “An average of around 517 women develop breast cancer every year in the Aneurin Bevan Health Board area.
“This is why I’m encouraging people in Blaenau Gwent to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day.
“I’m told there are already 10 wear it pink events taking place in Blaenau Gwent this year, which is brilliant. Hopefully many more people will be encouraged to take part before October 18.
“Anyone can take part, whether by holding a cake sale, organising a raffle, holding a pink fancy dress day at school or work or whatever it may be. All the money raised by this fantastic event has such a big impact.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said: “Breast cancer still affects so many of us, 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 this helping us to fund vital breast cancer research and support for those affected by the disease.
“We hope that Nick Smith MP will encourage more people to wear it pink in on October 18 and help us to continue to fund vital breast cancer research and support.”
Wear it pink on October 18 and raise funds for breast cancer research and support.
Visit wearitpink.org/mp to register and claim your free fundraising pack.