LLANELLI’S MP Nia Griffith added a splash of pink to her outfit in support of Breast Cancer Now’s ‘wear it pink’ campaign day, which will be on Friday 18th October.
Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has become one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, having raised over £33 million. Ms Griffith is encouraging all constituents to join her by signing up for wear it pink and supporting life-saving breast cancer research and care for those affected by the disease.
At a recent Breast Cancer Now event in Parliament, Nia joined by four people who have been directly affected by breast cancer.
Kate, from Worthing, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2015. She said, “When I was diagnosed my world turned up-side down. Secondary breast cancer means that it has spread to other parts of the body, making it incurable ― but for me it’s treatable for some time.
“It’s truly incredible how breast cancer treatments have advanced over the years and it really gives me hope for the future. It is so important that we continue to raise money, so that nobody will lose their lives to this devastating disease in the future.”
Nia Griffith MP, said, “Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is a great way of raising funds for vital breast cancer research and care for those affected by the disease.
“Around 55,000 women and 350 men in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The wear it pink fundraising campaign is always a great opportunity to give back to the community and raise awareness of breast cancer.
“I hope that everybody will wear it pink on October 18th and support this very important cause.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said, “Breast cancer still affects so many of us, and our goal as a charity is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well.
“The money raised from wear it pink is so crucial to this helping us to fund vital breast cancer research and support for those affected by the disease. We hope that by wearing pink, Nia will encourage more people to wear it pink in on 18 October and help us to continue to fund vital breast cancer research and support.
“There are so many ways for everyone to get involved in wear it pink. Whether it be holding cake sale, opting for a raffle, creating a quiz or organising a pink fancy dress day, either at school or in the workplace. Whatever fun way you chose to wear it pink, all the money raised will go towards vital breast cancer research and support.”