MP backs breast cancer campaign

MP Nigel Adams wears it pink.
MP Nigel Adams wears it pink.
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Tadcaster MP Nigel Adams has joined forces with Breast Cancer campaign organisers to raise awareness of its award-winning fundraising event- Wear it Pink.

Breast Cancer awareness day takes place on Friday, October 29, in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country who are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of the campaign and each donate £2 to fund breast cancer research.

Last year over one million people took part in Wear it Pink to help improve survival rates for the one in nine women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.

Mr Adams said: “Every year in the UK, more than 45,500 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women. Although it is rare, men can also suffer from breast cancer, with around 300 men diagnosed each year.

“There are plenty of people including myself who have lost friends and family members to the disease and I would like to encourage everyone in my constituency of Selby and Ainsty and throughout the country to support wear it pink on October 29, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.” For more information visit www.wearitpink.co.uk