Northern Isles MSPs wear it pink for breast cancer research


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Shetland MSP Tavish Scott and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur showed their support for Breast Cancer Now's wear it pink campaign in the Scottish Parliament. 

wear it pink is now in its 15th year and encourages supporters across the UK to wear something pink and raise money for research into breast cancer on Friday 21st October. 

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

“Around 4,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Scotland. Almost 1,000 people die from the disease. We must act now to stop this devastating disease in its tracks. I hope everyone in Orkney and Shetland will join Tavish and I by wearing it pink on Friday 21 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott added:

“Breast Cancer Now’s cutting edge research is making a huge difference. But we all need to join forces and act now, to do our bit to stop women dying from breast cancer by 2050. That is why Liam and I are fully behind the charity’s ambition and support wear it pink.”

Breast Cancer Now’s Director for Scotland, Mary Allison, said:

“I’m delighted that MSPs are coming together again this year to support wear it pink. Their continued support means a lot.

“More Scots are being diagnosed with breast cancer than a decade ago and it remains the most common cancer among women. We also know that while huge progress has been made in improving survival, almost 1,000 people a year in Scotland still die from this devastating disease.

“That’s why we need to continue to support research and find better ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer.”

 


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