Posted: 14 September, 2018 at 11:07 am

John wears it pink to support vital breast cancer research

Local MP John Healey added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser.

John is calling on people across Rotherham and Barnsley to join him and thousands of others across the UK to sign up and take part in wear it pink day which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date the day has helped raise over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.

John 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. That’s why I’m encouraging everyone across Rotherham and Barnsley to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October.

“Breast cancer awareness and raising funds for research is hugely important, sadly too many people still lose their lives to breast cancer each year.

“Wear it pink is a great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. All it takes is a splash of pink to your normal outfit and by donating what you can you are helping raise much needed funds to stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.”

To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2018MP for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.