Glenis joins the fight against breast cancer

Glenis WILLMOTT, Linda McAVANGlenis joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest!) fundraiser, Wear it Pink day.

Over the last 10 years Wear it Pink has raised a staggering £23 million and today, people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research.

Glenis, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said: “Every year in the UK around 50,000 women and around 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly 12,000 women and 80 men die from this disease. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts so they can continue to fund research which will one day lead to a cure.

“So join me, wear something pink and donate £2! It’s really as simple as that.”

As Labour’s Public Health spokesperson in Europe, Glenis is leading for the European Parliament on new laws for clinical trials, which will encourage and support life-saving research.

Glenis said: “We want to ensure off-label treatments, so often used to treat breast cancer, can be tested and improved without unnecessary bureaucracy, and ensure large-scale cross-border trials can be carried out easily with our European neighbours.

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women. Breast Cancer Campaign vitally needs the money raised from Wear it Pink for its researchers to have the best possible chance to find the cure.”

ENDS

Photo is Glenis with her Labour colleague Linda McAvan MEP (Yorkshire & Humber)

For more on Wear it Pink, visit: http://www.wearitpink.org/

For more on the Breast Cancer Campaign, visit: http://www.breastcancercampaign.org

 

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