Liz said,

“Today is “Wear It Pink” day. The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.

“I’ve joined with fellow MPs to show support for the thousands of women and men affected by breast cancer each year, encouraging people across the UK to take part on Wear It Pink day.

“Anyone can take part in Wear It Pink, which brings together schools, workplaces and communities. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink event at home, work or school, and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now. Whatever you do, you’re helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease.

“This is why I’m urging constituents across Blaydon to take part in wear it pink today. It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.”

For more information visit the Wear it Pink website.