South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes at the Scottish
Parliament to encourage constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest
fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 20 October.
Wear it pink is back for its 16 th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to
their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer
Colin Smyth joined fellow parliamentarians in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get
involved and help support Breast Cancer Now’s efforts to ensure that, by 2050, everyone who
develops breast cancer will live.
Wear it pink is now in its 16th year, with the annual fundraising campaign raising a staggering total of
£30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. Anyone can take part, whether at
work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.
Colin Smyth said:
“Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers and most people will know someone who
has been hit by this dreadful disease.
“Wear it pink is an opportunity for us all to come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving
research. I hope local people across the South of Scotland by wearing it pink on Friday 20 October
and together we can show our support for Breast Cancer Now.”
Breast Cancer Now’s Director for Scotland, Mary Allison, said:
“As the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity we are dedicated to funding the brightest minds to
look into ways to save more lives from the disease. Our ambition is that by 2050 everyone who
develops breast cancer will live – and live well.
“Wear it pink is an important element in driving funds that will help us to achieve our vision and I’m
delighted that MSPs are coming together again this year to support us. Their continued involvement
means a lot.
“Breast cancer is not a done deal. More Scots are being diagnosed with the disease and almost
1,000 people a year in Scotland still die from breast cancer.
“We need action now. By bringing everyone together we will find new ways to detect, prevent and
treat breast cancer for all of those affected by this disease.”
Sign up to wear it pink on Friday 20 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research.
For more information or to register, visit www.wearitpink.org.