Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear It Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, one of the most important fundraising months of the year. The charity currently funds 95 projects worth almost £16.5 million in 31 locations across the UK and Ireland. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women and in the UK, around 48,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 130 a day.

Wear It Pink Day will take place on October 28th, and we're encouraging you all to get involved. On Friday 28th October, Stacey Solomon will join the hundreds of thousands of people all over the UK who will be taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest, pinkest fundraising event, Wear It Pink.
Businesses, schools, colleges, and individuals throughout the country are encouraged to wear pink and donate £2 each to fund innovative breast cancer research. Last year £2.4 million was raised for breast cancer research to help improve survival rates for the 48,000 people still being diagnosed every year.

Image by Roderick Barker-Benfield / Rex Features

Stacey Solomon, wear it pink ambassador said;
‘I am delighted to support wear it pink for Breast Cancer Campaign. Beating breast cancer is a cause really close to my heart as when my Auntie was diagnosed it affected our whole family. Breast Cancer Campaign is a charity dedicated to funding world class research which takes us a step closer to finding a cure.'

I'm sure we all know someone who has suffered with this terrible illness, so it's time to do your bit. Mannequin is going all out this October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, we will be posting fundraising ideas, tips and recipes so that you can get involved in whichever way you can. We're even organising a special 'Wear It Pink' photo shoot!

You can organise your own Wear It Pink fundraising day by signing up here. Get involved!

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