Lynne Featherstone MP backs the fight against breast cancer

Lynne Featherstone MP at ‘wear it pink’ parliamentary eventLynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, this week backed the fight against breast cancer, and took part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser, wear it pink day.

On Friday 26 October 2012, wear it pink will see supporters from all over the country in schools, colleges and businesses embracing the event’s new theme: superheroes. The theme stems from the charity’s belief that everybody who joins the fight – from people affected by breast cancer, to Breast Cancer Campaign scientists and all wear it pink participants – is a superhero.

Breast Cancer Campaign is asking everyone to put on something pink and donate £2.00. Whether it’s a superhero cape, pink socks or pink pants you wear over your tights, you can help the charity achieve its target of raising £2 million, so they can continue to fund ground-breaking research.

A spokesperson from the Breast Cancer Campaign said:

“Hundreds of thousands of people take part in wear it pink every year. With your help Breast Cancer Campaign can improve survival rates for the one in eight women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.

“To take part in the UK’s original and best pink day visit wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive your free fundraising pack now.”

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“Every year in the UK, around 48,000 women and 340 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. This is why we all need to support wear it pink day on 26 October, so that Breast Cancer Campaign can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure.

“In the past, I have fought hard to ensure all women in Haringey and North London have access to breast cancer screening. I am happy to support the Breast Cancer Campaign, and encourage my constituents to do the same!”