THE MP for Delyn will wear pink into the Houses of Parliament in support of a national campaign by two breast cancer charities.

MP David Hanson has joined the charities Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care to ‘wear it pink’ in Westminster during breast cancer awareness month on October 18, 2019.

David Hanson MP said: “It is always a pleasure to join Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care in their ‘wear it pink’ campaign.

“It ensures that we can raise awareness of the excellent work of these two charities and ensure that people are aware of the symptoms of breast cancer.”

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board confirmed that an average of 724 women developed breast cancer each year between 2014 and 2016 in Delyn. Over the same period in the area, an average of 142 women sadly lost their lives to breast cancer.

However, to raise awareness, there are already 12 ‘wear it pink’ events taking place across Delyn in 2019 with the charities hoping to surpass the figure of £1,801.24 raised last year.

David Hanson MP added: “I hope that everyone running a ‘wear it pink’ day during breast cancer awareness month in October has a successful and enjoyable day. It is always important that we support community groups in raising funds for such deserving causes.”

“We must improve the investment into breast cancer research and the UK Government must increase funding into this vital work.

“The figures shared with me during the event demonstrated just why we need to tackle breast cancer head on. With 724 women developing breast cancer in Delyn a year we must provide the care and treatment they need to increase people’s survival rates.”

Since launching in 2002, the ‘wear it pink’ campaign has raised over £33 million through some of the UK’s biggest fundraising events.

The money raised by the campaign goes towards funding new research into treatments against breast cancer.

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