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Erith and Thamesmead MP urges residents to ‘wear it pink’ for Breast Cancer Now charity

PUBLISHED: 09:42 12 September 2017

Teresa Pearce MP with Jacquie Beltrao, a sports presenter on Sky News and former Olympic gymnast, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013

Teresa Pearce MP with Jacquie Beltrao, a sports presenter on Sky News and former Olympic gymnast, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013

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The event has raised more than £30million since it started 16 years ago

Residents are being urged to don any pink clothing next month to help raise money for research in the fight against breast cancer.

For 16 years, Breast Cancer Now’s annual event has seen thousands of people get involved, with £30million raised since it first began.

Now Teresa Pearce, Erith and Thamesmead’s Labour MP, is urging her constituents to join in this year’s event on October 20.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. This is why I’m urging everyone to take part in wear it pink on Friday October 20. It’s such a fun and easy way to support Breast Cancer Now’s vital research, and help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.

“The disease affects so many people in Erith and Thamesmead, so as a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador I am proud to take part in wear it pink to raise awareness of the impact of the disease locally and to support for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. I hope that everybody will join me and wear it pink.”

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