Ann Jones wears it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer

Labour AM for Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones is hosting this year’s Wear it Pink event in the National Assembly for Wales.

She is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event, wear it pink day, supported by Vanish.

Now in its 10th year, wear it pink, on Friday 26 October 2012 will see supporters from all over the country in schools, colleges and businesses embracing the event’s new theme, superheroes. The theme stems from the charity’s belief that everybody who joins the fight – from people affected by breast cancer, to Breast Cancer Campaign scientists and all wear it pink participants – is a superhero.

On Friday 26th October 2012 supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of Campaign and each make a donation of £2 to help reach the target of £2 million to fund innovative, world-class breast cancer research.

This year Ann will be donning Rhyl FC’s, Greg Strong’s shirt.

Rhyl FC launched a special edition pink third strip at a friendly with Manchester City, with funds raised from the kit’s sales going to the cancer charity, which are the team’s charity of choice for 2012/13.

Ann Jones said:

“Every year in Wales, over 2,600 women and are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 600 will die from the disease. On average 15 men will also get breast cancer. This is why we all need to support wear it pink day on Friday 26th October, so that Breast Cancer Campaign can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure.

“We all know people who have lost friends and family members to the disease which is why we are urging everyone to support wear it pink on Friday 26th October, to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.

“I am delighted to be hosting this year’s event and I’m grateful that Rhyl FC’s Greg Strong has agreed for me to wear his shirt.

“I was very proud when Rhyl launched their pink strip at a friendly with Manchester City earlier in the year; it’s great that they recognise the importance of raising vital funds to tackle the disease.”