Chris Davies 'wears it pink' for breast cancer

By Saul Cooke-Black   |   BBC local democracy reporter   |
Monday 11th September 2017 10:55 am
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Brecon and Radnorshire MP Chris Davies has showed his support for Breast Cancer research by taking part in the charity’s ’wear it pink’ day.

The Conservative sported giant sunglasses and a pink shirt to encourage constituents to join him by signing up to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser on Friday October 20.

The campaign, which takes place in October’s 16th breast cancer awareness month, will raise vital funds for breast cancer research, adding to the over £30 million already donated to date.

Mr Davies was joined by fellow parliamentarians in Westminster this week to raise awareness of breast cancer and the thousands of women and men affected each year.

He 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 urging everyone in Brecon and Radnorshire to take part in ’wear it pink’ on Friday October 20. It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.”

Anyone can take part, including schools, workplaces and communities by just wearing something pink or holding a pink themed event and making a donation to Breast Cancer Now.

The charity’s aim is to ensure by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. Visit wearitpink.org/2017 for further details on how to take part.

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