MSP is in the pink

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE -

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.wear­it­

Sup­port­christina Mck­elvie backs the cam­paign

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