Cooper thinks pink in cancer cam­paign

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

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

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