Falkirk area politicians join forces to get you to think pink

MP Michael Connarty is in the pink
MP Michael Connarty is in the pink

Central Scotland politicians have joined the fight against breast cancer by wearing bright pink for a special awareness day.

Labour MP Michael Connarty, MSP Siobhan McMahon and Tory MSP Margaret Mitchell ditched their traditional party colours for a campaign which encourages everyone to wear pink tomorrow (Friday).

This year, the Wear it Pink campaign wants everyone to ‘look good, do good’ as they come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school.

Donations raised by this year’s fashion-inspired event will be used by Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research.

Ms McMahon MSP said “Every year in Scotland more than 4500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Sadly, more than 1000 women die from this disease each year.

“This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments.”

Ms Mitchell added: “I hope you’ll join me by wearing it pink and showing your support for breast cancer research.”

For more information visit www.wearitpink.org.