Thanks for fan­tas­tic can­cer fundraiser

Belfast Telegraph - - LETTERS - LOT­TIE BARNDEN Breast Can­cer Now

I AM writ­ing to thank all of the brilliant fundrais­ers in Belfast for join­ing us and tak­ing part in Wear It Pink on Oc­to­ber 20.

Wear It Pink — Breast Can­cer Now’s flag­ship fundraiser — takes place ev­ery year dur­ing Oc­to­ber’s Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month to raise money for vi­tal breast can­cer re­search.

We were so thrilled that 224 fundrais­ers across Belfast ditched their ev­ery­day colours and pulled on some pink to help Breast Can­cer Now achieve its aim that, by 2050, no­body will die from breast can­cer.

Breast can­cer is a dev­as­tat­ing dis­ease. Around 251 women in Belfast are di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer each year and around 61 women in Belfast lose their lives to the dis­ease.

It was fan­tas­tic to see so many fab­u­lous pink events tak­ing place across work­places, schools and com­mu­ni­ties in Belfast.

All of us at ‘Pink HQ’ want to say a big thank you to all those who got in­volved and we hope to see you ‘wear­ing it pink’ again next year.

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