Wear It Pink!

Image: by contributed. Hyslop Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Image: by contributed. Hyslop Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Today (Friday) is Wear It Pink Day with schools, colleges and businesses across the country raising funds for Breast Cancer - including your Journal and Gazette.

Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop has joined the fight against breast cancer by also taking part in the Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest fundraiser.

She said: “Every year in Scotland around 4400 people are diagnosed with breast cancer, including around 25 men. I know many of my constituents will have been affected by cancer in some way and so I would encourage everyone who can to donate or raise awareness of this important campaign.”

Over the last 10 years Wear it Pink has raised a staggering £23 million to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.

Breast Cancer Facts

*Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women.

*Around 50,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK, including 4,400 in Scotland.

*Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.

*As of September 2013, the charity currently funds 105 projects worth £18.2 million in over 30 locations across the UK and Ireland. 11 of these projects are in Scotland.

*Visit breastcancercampaign.org or follow us at twitter.com/bccampaign

*This year Primark is supporting the fight against breast cancer and will donate 20 per cent of the full product price for every wear it pink item sold in store.

*The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit breastcancertissuebank.org