Pendle MP throws support behind breast cancer campaign

Jacqui Beltrao with Andrew Stephenson MP.
Jacqui Beltrao with Andrew Stephenson MP.
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Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, has dressed in pink to join thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Lending his support to Breast Cancer Now’s upcoming flagship fundraiser, 'wear it pink' - taking place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month - the MP is encouraging his constituents in Pendle to join him, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK," Andrew Stephenson MP said. "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.

“Breast cancer affects so many people in Pendle, so as a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador I am proud to take part in wear it pink to raise awareness of the impact of the disease locally and to support for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research," he added.

Also in attendance was Sky News presenter and former Olympic gymnast Jacquie Beltrao, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and who said: “I’m very proud to support wear it pink; [it] has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now, which is incredible. I hope lots of people across the UK take part!”

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “It's fantastic that so many MPs dressed up in pink at our Westminster wear it pink event. Simply by wearing something pink and donating, you’re raising funds for life-saving research and helping Breast Cancer Now reach our goal that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.”

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