South Yorkshire politician goes pink for breast cancer awareness

John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, joins the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink
John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, joins the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink
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A South Yorkshire politician is preparing to dig out his brightest pink clothes as he joins the fight against breast cancer.

John Healey, Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, will be taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day, next month.

The theme of this year’s event is to look good, do good in support of breast cancer research.

People across the UK will come together on Friday, October 24, to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink at work, at home and at school.

Mr Healey said: “Every year in the UK, more than 50,000 women and about 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Sadly, 12,000 women and 80 men die from this disease each year.

“This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments.

“I hope you’ll all join me by wearing it pink on October 24 and showing your support for breast cancer research.”

Money raised by this year’s fashion-inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign, to fund lifesaving research into breast cancer.

The campaign funds about 90 research grants throughout the UK and Ireland, worth more than £13 million.

Wear it pink raises more than £2 million every year.

n To register and to receive a fundraising pack, visit www.wearitpink.org