MP asks us all to support breast cancer research campaign

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ATHERTON-BASED Bolton West MP Julie Hilling is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its biggest fundraising event, ‘Wear it Pink’ day.

Supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink on Friday, October 28, in support of the campaign and each donate £2 to fund breast cancer research.

Last year hundreds of thousands of people took part in ‘Wear it Pink’ to help improve survival rates for the one in eight women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.

Ms Hilling said: “Every year around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women in the UK. Men can also suffer, with around 340 men diagnosed each year. I would like to encourage local residents to support ‘Wear it Pink’ on October 28, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.”

To take part visit www.wearitpink.co.uk and register.