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MP wears pink for breast cancer fundraiser

September 12, 2017 1:29 PM

Tim - wear it pinkSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has worn pink in Parliament to show support for women affected by breast cancer.

Tim is backing Breast Cancer Now's campaign to stop women dying from the disease.

Their annual 'wear it pink' fundraiser, will take place on Friday 20 October, and the MP is encouraging his constituents to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK's biggest pink fundraiser.

Tim 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 encouraging everyone in Westmorland and Lonsdale to add a splash of pink to their wardrobe on Friday 20 October to help raise money for this vital cause."

Also in attendance was Sky News presenter and former Olympic gymnast Jacquie Beltrao. Jacquie, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, is lending her support to wear it pink in the hope that thousands of people across the country will take part in the event.

Jacquie Beltrao said: "I'm very proud to support wear it pink; it's a great excuse to dress up in pink and have some fun while raising money for a really important cause.

"Wear it pink has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now, which is incredible. The event raises funds for the charity's world-class research, which will hopefully one day put a stop to this dreadful disease."

To take part in wear it pink this October, visit wearitpink.org/2017