MPs wear it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer
Mary is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its biggest fundraising event, wear it pink day.
On Friday 28 October 2011 supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of Campaign and each donate £2 to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.
Last year hundreds of thousands of people took part in wear it pink to help improve survival rates for the one in eight women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.
Mary said “Every year in the UK, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women. Although it is rare, men can also suffer from breast cancer, with around 340 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 my constituency of [insert name] and throughout the country to support wear it pink on October 28, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.”
To take part in the UK’s original and best pink day visit www.wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive your free fundraising pack now. wear it pink is supported by Vanish, which has committed to raising an incredible £250,000 for the charity this year.
suffering from bone cancer according to local MP Mary Glindon
The campaigning MP has promised to find ten 18 to 30 year old men to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.
Mrs Glindon said "the Anthony Nolan charity tells me that there's a major shortfall of donors on the bone marrow register and that they can only find a matching donor for half those in desperate need of lifesaving transplants
I shall alert local groups and others in the hope that young me will volunteer to donate their blood stem cells.
The MP said: "it won't take long to help but could help give a long life."
Details of the scheme can be secured from Mrs Glindon's office