October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a worldwide annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Throughout October, a number of charities aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has recently attended two receptions in Parliament, the first with Breast Cancer Now and then Breast Cancer Care, to show his support for the cause. He is also encouraging people to participate in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’, on Friday 21 October.
Mr Evennett commented: “in the UK there are 50,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Sadly, around 11,500 women and 80 men will lose their lives to the disease.”
“These charities are so vitally important in raising awareness, as well as helping those affected by the disease.”