Rhun ap Iorwerth AM for Anglesey added a splash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which will take place on Friday 19 October to raise money for vital breast cancer research.
Rhun was joined by over 30 other members of the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff this week, all encouraging people across the UK to take part on wear it pink day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.
Rhun is calling for his constituents in Anglesey to join him, as well as thousands of others across the UK, to sign up and take part in wear it pink which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to date has raised over £31million towards Breast Cancer Now’s important work.
Anyone can take part in wear it pink, whether at work, school or in your community. All you need to do is wear something pink, or hold a pink themed event, and donate to Breast Cancer Now. With every penny raised, fundraisers across the UK will be helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.
Rhun ap Iorwerth AM continues his support by joining over 20 AMs across the country as a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, advocating breast cancer issues and support for the charity’s research both in Anglesey and nationally.
Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, said:
“Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. That’s why I’m so passionate about encouraging everyone in Anglesey to take part in wear it pink day on Friday 19 October.
“Wear it pink is great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. As you can see from my photograph, all it takes is an additional splash of pink to your normal outfit!
“As a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador I am proud to raise awareness of the impact of the disease locally, and to support and advocate for Breast Cancer Now’s research. Breast cancer affects so many people in Anglesey, so I hope that everybody will get involved this October and support this very important cause.”
Joining the politicians in Cardiff was Welsh rock star, Jules Peters, along with her husband Mike. Jules, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2016, hopes that people across Wales and the rest of the UK will join her to take part in the fundraising event,
Jules Peters, of Welsh rock band The Alarm, said:
‘“Having been through breast cancer myself, I’m thrilled to be supporting wear it pink this year, with my husband Mike – it is a great fundraising event which brings together families, friends and work colleagues, to help fund research into this terrible disease, whilst having fun.
“I am incredibly passionate about raising awareness of the disease, and sharing my experiences to help other women, who are having to face a diagnosis like I did. That’s why I’m asking people across Wales to join me by dressing up in pink on 19 October. We must put a stop to this dreadful disease, and the only way to do so is by continuing to fund vital research.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We are really grateful for the enthusiasm and support shown by the AMs in Cardiff. Everyone looked fabulous in their pink accessories and showed just how easy it is to add a touch of pink to your everyday outfit. We hope that by wearing pink, Rhun will encourage his constituents in Anglesey to get involved and fundraise in their homes, schools or workplaces, and help us to continue to fund world-class research into this devastating disease.
“Wear it pink is a fantastic opportunity for communities across the UK to come together, have fun and show their support to this very important cause. By simply wearing something pink and donating what you can, you are helping raise much-needed funds to stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love. Together we can take one step forward to help reach our goal that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.”
To take part in wear it pink this October, please visit wearitpink.org/2018AM for further details, fundraising ideas and how to register for your free fundraising pack.