- October 12, 2015
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Latest News
Ahead of this year’s wear it pink day on the 23rd October, Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones recently dressed up in a range of ‘pink ‘ accessories to support the wear it pink event, Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraising event.
Breast Cancer Now is committed to funding research into breast cancer and is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. The wear it pink event takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness month and people are encouraged to don something pink and donate what they can.
Last year, the wear it pink event raised over £2million for ground breaking research and since the very first wear it pink event in 2002, over £27 million has been raised. The money raised goes to fund world class research including new methods of diagnoses and new methods of treatment. Breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women in Wales. Every year in Wales around 2,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and sadly more than 600 lose their lives.
Carwyn Jones AM said “I am delighted to once again be supporting the annual wear it pink event which is doing a great job in raising awareness of breast cancer research in Wales. I would urge all my constituents whether they are in school, at work or at home to don their favourite pink items on the 23rd October and support this worthwhile event to stand together against breast cancer”.