Asghar wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser

Mohammad Asghar AM for South Wales East 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. Mohammad Asghar is calling for their constituents to join him 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.

 

Tracey Williams, 58, from Newport is a mother of two living with incurable secondary breast cancer, and joined Oscar at the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff.

 

Commenting on why she is supporting this year’s wear it pink day, Tracey said:   

 

“The charity has supported me since I finished treatment for primary breast cancer in 2010, and they have continued to support and help me through my secondary breast cancer diagnosis. I couldn’t live my life as well as I do now without their on-going support and the information they provide.

 

“Wear it pink is a great way you can have fun and raise money for this vital charity, and help to support people like me who have been affected by breast cancer.”

Anyone can take part in wear it pink. Some people will choose to hold a cake sale, while others will opt to organise a raffle and some will arrange a pink fancy dress day at their school or workplace. No matter how people chose to wear it pink, all the money raised will help to fund vital breast cancer research and support.

Mohammad Asghar said:

“Each year in Wales, around 2,877 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 577 women die of the disease.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.”

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, said:

“Breast cancer still affects so many of us, and our goal as a charity is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. The money raised from wear it pink is so crucial to this, helping us to fund vital breast cancer research and support for those affected by the disease.

“We hope that by wearing pink, Oscar will encourage more people to wear it pink in on 18 October and help us to continue to fund vital breast cancer research and support.”

Anyone can take part in wear it pink. Some people will choose to hold a cake sale, while others will opt to organise a raffle and some will arrange a pink fancy dress day at their school or workplace. No matter how people chose to wear it pink, all the money raised will help to fund vital breast cancer research and support.

In April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now merged to create the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, united around the shared ambition that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. Every wear it pink donation will help towards this goal.

Wear it pink on 18 October and raise funds for breast cancer research and support. Visit wearitpink.org to register and claim your free fundraising pack.