Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Raising Awareness Of Breast Cancer

Campaign season continues as the Wear It Pink initiative encourages people from all walks of life to show their support on Friday 30th October.

Reading Post calls it a 'recession-busting fundraiser' which is "cheap and easy to take part in."

The community efforts hopes that £2-per-person donations will help surpass the £3.5m raised for Breast Cancer research last year.

Reading East MP Rob Wilson notes the devastating effect the illness can have and points out the somewhat unexpected fact that 300 men in the UK suffered from breast cancer last year, to add to over 45,000 women.

Clearly it's not an issue for anyone to ignore.

He also shows his concern by trying to provide a link to the Wear It Pink campaign website.

3 comments:

  1. my sister was one of the 45,000 women last year, she is well now thankfully, glad you are highlighting this cause

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  2. I didn't know about this, OJ. thanks for highlighting this. I wouldn't know anything about Reading if I didn't read your blog. Must remember to wear pink on that day.

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  3. I've got a nice pair of pink socks hanging around which I don't ever wear, so it's a perfect occasion for me.

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