Glasgow Labour MSP Anne McTaggart has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest) fundraiser, wear it pink day.
Over the last 10 years wear it pink has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses across Scotland to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women. Around 50,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK, including 4,400 in Scotland. Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
Ms McTaggart said “We need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts so they can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure. I would urge everyone to join me, wear something pink and donate £2 to a great cause.”