Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead added a splash of pink to her usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October raising money for vital breast cancer research.
Teresa is calling for her constituents in Erith and Thamesmead to join her and take part in wear it pink on 19 October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual event 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.
Teresa Pearce MP continues her support by joining over 290 MPs across the country as a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, advocating breast cancer issues and support for the charity’s research both in Erith and Thamesmead and nationally.
Teresa Pearce MP 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. Nearly every family has been touched by it , including mine, so I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone in Erith and Thamesmead to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October.
“Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will survive it. In 2014-2016 an average of 593 women a year developed breast cancer in Bexley and 530 in Greenwich. I really hope constituents will join me this October and support this very important cause.”