Liz McInnes has dressed in pink to lend her support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, Wear It Pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
Ms McInnes has joined over 190 MPs across the country in becoming a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, championing breast cancer issues both in Heywood and Middleton and nationally, working towards a day that the disease will stop taking lives.
Liz McInnes MP 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 as many people as possible to take part in Wear It Pink on Friday 20th October. 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.
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."
Also in attendance at the campaign launch in parliament was Sky News presenter and former Olympic gymnast Jacquie Beltrao, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.
Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao said: “I’m very proud to support Wear It Pink; it’s a great excuse to dress up in pink and have some fun while raising money for a really important cause. I have had breast cancer myself and following my diagnosis and treatment have become incredibly passionate about raising awareness and funds for research.
Wear It Pink has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now, which is incredible. The event raises funds for the charity’s world-class research, which will hopefully one day put a stop to this dreadful disease. That is why I’m asking people across the country join me, and the MPs who took part in Westminster, by adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Wear It Pink day and donating to Breast Cancer Now. I hope lots of people across the UK take part!”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said: “It is fantastic that so many MPs dressed up in pink at our Westminster Wear It Pink event and we are really grateful for all of the support and enthusiasm shown.
Wear It Pink is a wonderful opportunity for communities across the UK to come together and have fun, whilst showing their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. 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.”