Recently in Parliament I was happy to dress up in pink to show my support for women affected by breast cancer. And I’d like to encourage you all to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink’ day on Friday 21 October, to help raise money for life-saving breast cancer research.

Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can. The ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign raises close to £2 million each year and helps Breast Cancer Now towards their goal that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.

At the moment, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.

When you join the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in ‘Wear it Pink’, you become part of a collective force of scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer, passionate about putting an end to deaths from the disease.

As a Breast Cancer Ambassador I will be proud to wear pink on Friday 21 October and I hope you’ll join me.

You can find out how to take part at www.wearitpink.org

You might also like to read my recent blog for Breast Cancer Now. In it I reflect on my own diagnosis, my treatment and the challenges I’ve face over the last year.

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