Sharon has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.
The theme of wear it pink day this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24 October people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research.
Sharon, who is co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer, said: “Over 50,000 women and around 350 men are diagnosed, and 12,000 women and 80 men die from breast cancer in the UK every year.
“Finding cures and effective treatments means we need cutting edge research, which doesn’t come cheap. Anything we can do to help raised funds for Breast Cancer Campaign is therefore welcome, so I hope local businesses and workplaces will embrace wear it pink day next month.”
Breast Cancer Campaign funds innovative breast cancer research, bringing together the brightest minds to share knowledge to produce better, quicker results to overcome and outlive breast cancer. As of June 2014, Breast Cancer Campaign funds 90 research grants throughout the UK and Ireland, worth over £13 million.