MSP is in the pink
Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP Christina Mckelvie pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes and accessories at the Scottish Parliament to highlight this month’s Wear it Pink fundraiser.
The event will be held on Friday, October 20, in a bid to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
She joined fellow parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved and help support the charity’s efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.
Wear it Pink is now in its 16th year, with the annual fundraising campaign raising £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.
Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.
Ms Mckelvie said:“every year, I am delighted to welcome Breast Cancer Now back to the Scottish Parliament, so we can fight, research, raise money and raise awareness of breast cancer.
“Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Scotland – unfortunately most people know of someone affected by this terrible disease. Every year around 4600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 1000 people will die of it.
“Wear it Pink is an important opportunity to stand together and support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. I would like to urge local people across my constituency to join me by wearing it pink on Friday, October 20, and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”
For more information or to register for the event, visit www.wearitpink.org.
Supportchristina Mckelvie backs the campaign