Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead, added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s ‘wear it pink’ fundraiser.
The fundraiser will take place on Friday October 19 to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Sir Mike was joined by over 200 other parliamentarians in Westminster this week, all encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
Sir Mike is calling for his constituents to join him, as well as thousands of others across the UK to sign up and take part in wear it pink which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to date has raised over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, whether at work, school or in your community. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink themed event, and donate to Breast Cancer Now. With every penny raised, fundraisers across the UK will be helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.
Sir Mike said: “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. That’s why I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October.
“Wear it pink is great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. As you can see from my photograph, all it takes is an additional splash of pink to your normal outfit!
“Breast cancer affects so many people in Dacorum, so I hope that everybody will get involved this October and support this very important cause.”
Joining the politicians at Westminster was Donna Fraser, four-time Olympian for Great Britain and Breast Cancer Now Ambassador. Donna, 45, retired from participating in professional athletics after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2009, aged just 36.