Duncan has joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event, ‘wear it pink’ day.
Supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of the campaign and each donate £2 to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.
Last year over one million people took part in ‘wear it pink’ to help improve survival rates for the one in nine women who experience breast cancer during their lifetime.
Every year in the UK, over 45,500 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women. Although it is rare, men can also suffer from breast cancer, with around 300 men diagnosed each year.
“I would like to encourage everyone in my constituency and throughout the country to support ‘wear it pink’ this Friday, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.”
To take part call freephone 0800 107 3104 or visit the ‘wear it pink’ website.
Duncan has signed Early Day Motion 774 which reads:
“That this House recognises that nearly 46,000 women and around 300 men in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010; endorses Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear It Pink day on 29 October 2010; notes the importance of the event in promoting awareness of breast cancer among the general public; encourages hon. Members to participate in the initiative to help raise funds for innovative world-class breast cancer research at centres of excellence throughout the UK; and congratulates Breast Cancer Campaign and all of its supporters for having raised over 3 million in 2009 through Wear It Pink.”