Vara sponsors Breast Cancer <i>Wear it Pink</i> day in Parliament
Shailesh Vara hosted Parliament's own Wear it Pink day on Wednesday, 8th October.
Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, hosted Parliament's own Wear it Pink day on Wednesday, 8th October. This is the third year that Mr Vara has arranged the event in the Commons for Breast Cancer Campaign.
National wear it pink day is being held on Friday 31 October and this year's theme is 'dare to wear.' People are being invited to find their craziest pink outfits to wear and raise funds in aid of this very good cause.
Taking part in wear it pink couldn't be easier. Whether you are in an office, at school, or simply popping to the shops, on 31 October donate £2 and wear an item of pink, the more daring the better! Your donation will allow Campaign to continue funding innovative world class research across the UK.
To help Campaign reach this year's target of £3.5 million, take part in the UK's original and best pink day. Call freephone 0800 107 3104 or visit www.wearitpink.co.uk and register to receive your free fundraising pack now.
Mr Vara said:
"Every year over 45,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many others, I know people who have lost friends and family members to breast cancer. That is why I introduced a Private Members Bill in the House of Commons 2 years ago, in an effort to increase the age range for breast cancer screening
"I would like to encourage everyone to support wear it pink on October 31, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.