South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine is urging people across the region to join her and ‘wear it pink’ on the 21st of October to support women affected by breast cancer.
The SNP member joined fellow parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved in Breast Cancer Now’s efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer lives.
This ambition is shared by the Scottish Government and all party leaders in Scotland.
The ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign is back for its 15th year – raising close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer.
Ms McAlpine said:
“I am very happy to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink campaign – we all need to do our bit to stop women dying from breast cancer.
“It is hard to believe that over 4 and a half thousand women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Scotland – and that 1,000 people will die from it.
“Breast Cancer Now’s research is making a huge difference and I hope everyone in the local community will join me by wearing it pink on Friday 21 October and show their support.”