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Derek Twigg, MP for Halton

Working Hard for Widnes, Runcorn & Hale

Derek wears it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer

20 Oct 2010

Derek has joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event, Wear it Pink Day, supported by Vanish.

On Friday 29th October, supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of the Campaign and each donate £2 to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.

Last year over one million people took part in Wear it Pink to help improve survival rates for the one in nine women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.

On attending the Wear it Pink Day preparatory event in the House of Commons, Derek said:

"Every year in the UK over 45,500 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women. Although it is rare, men can also suffer from breast cancer, with around 300 men diagnosed each year.  I know people who have lost friends and family members to the disease and I would like to encourage everyone in Halton and throughout the country to support Wear it Pink on October 29th, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research."

To take part in the UK's original and best pink day call Freephone on 0800 107 3104 or visit www.wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive your free fundraising pack. Wear it Pink is supported by Vanish, which has committed to raising an incredible £250,000 for the charity this year.

Further information can also be found at www.breastcancercampiagn.org

 

 

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