Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South, has shown his support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink in Holyrood.
He is also encouraging his constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday, October 23.
Wear It Pink, the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser, calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.
Mr Dey joined fellow parliamentarians in wearing it pink in Holyrood to encourage people across Scotland to get involved. Now in its 14th year, Wear It Pink raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it is back and bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before.
Mr Dey said: “Right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. Every year in Scotland around 4600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly nearly 1000 people still lose their lives to the disease. This is why we all must come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research, and, in Wear It Pink, there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved. Together, we can make a big difference for women with breast cancer, now and in the future; I hope everyone in the local community will join me in wearing it pink on October 23 and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”