Millions of people across the UK have been affected by breast cancer. Unfortunately, cancer not only impacts the person living with the condition, but it affect their loved ones, too.
Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, aims to stop breast cancer once and for all. The charity was formed following the merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign.
To raise breast cancer awareness and donations, Breast Cancer Now holds the fundraising event ‘wear it pink’ every October, raising approximately £2 million each event month by people wearing something pink and making a donation to the charity.
We here at HMT St Hugh’s Hospital are proud to support this incredible campaign, which is why each HMT facility across the UK will encourage staff to wear a pink item of clothing on 23rd October, with the aim of raising funds for this superb charity event. The money raised will go onto fund breast cancer research by talented scientific experts in the UK and Ireland.
When a company wears it pink, they are supporting the 50,000 women and 350 men who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.
The very first wear in pink event took place in 2002, with the charity raising a phenomenal £27 million to date. A feat that could not be achieved without the generosity of the thousands of people who have taken part in the event.
40,000 workplaces up and down the country have taken part in the event since 2010, turning their offices and staff pink for a day. Not only does wear it pink bring people together, but it is a fantastic way to raise money for a very worthy charity, which strives to prevent women and men dying from breast cancer.
If you would like more information on wear it pink, visit the wear it pink website: http://wearitpink.org/take-part/work/