- Teresa Pearce MP dresses in pink to support Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser wear it pink
- Wear it pink helps Breast Cancer Now fund vital breast cancer research and support
Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead added a dash of pink to their usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.
Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has raised over £33 million to date. Teresa Pearce MP is calling for her constituents to join her, by signing up for wear it pink and helping to make possible life-saving breast cancer research and life changing support for those affected by the disease.
Joining Teresa Pearce on the day were four Breast Cancer Now supporters who have been affected by breast cancer, including
Kate, from Worthing, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2015. She said:
“When I was diagnosed my world turned up-side down. Secondary breast cancer means that it has spread to other parts of the body, making it incurable ― but for me it’s treatable for some time. It’s truly incredible how breast cancer treatments have advanced over the years and it really gives me hope for the future.
“It is so important that we continue to raise money, so that nobody will lose their lives to this devastating disease in the future. This is why I’m calling for everyone to take a stand against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink on Friday 18 October. It’s a great way of raising vital funds for breast cancer research for the future, and care for those affected by the disease now.”
Teresa Pearce MP, said:
“Every year in the UK, around 55,000 women and around 350 men are given the devastating news that they have breast cancer. Between 2014-2016 an average of 198 women a year in Bexley CCG developed breast cancer and 177 were diagnosed in the same time frame in Greenwich CCG. During this time, sadly 41 women lost their lives to Breast Cancer in Bexley CGG whilst in Greenwich CCG 33 women lost their lives.
From 2014 -2016 screening uptake in NHS Bexley was 78.9%, whilst in NHS Greenwich CCG screening uptake was 64.2%, falling short of the 71.7% national average. That’s why I’m encouraging my constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day on Friday 18 October.
The money raised by this wonderful event has such a huge impact, allowing Breast Cancer Now to fund vital research and support for those living with a diagnosis. I hope that everybody will wear it pink this October and support this very important cause.”