Cooper thinks pink in cancer campaign
WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has dressed in pink to lend her support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser – wear it pink.
The scheme will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday, October 20, and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
Ms Cooper is encouraging her constituents in West Lancashire to join her, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser.
The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30m to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.
Ms Cooper, joined by fellow Parliamentarians in Westminster earlier this month, showed her support for the thousands of women and men affected by breast cancer each year, encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, which brings together schools, workplaces and communities.
All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink event at home, work or school, and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now.
Ms Cooper continues her support for women affected by breast cancer by joining over 190 MPs across the country in being a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, championing breast cancer issues both in West Lancashire and nationally, working towards a day that the disease will stop taking lives.
She said: “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.
“One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease.
“This is why I’m urging everyone in West Lancashire to take part in wear it pink on Friday, October 20.”
To take part in the wear it pink campaign this month, visit wearitpink.org/2017