Vet Nurses 'Wear it Pink' in support of Breast Cancer
Veterinary Nursing students have joined thousands of people across the UK to support Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Wear it Pink’ Campaign on 26th October. The campaign calls on supporters across the country to wear pink for one day to raise vital funds towards Breast Cancer research.
In total 45 first year BSc (Hons) & FdSc (Foundation Degree) Veterinary Nursing students wore Pink to show their support for the campaign and raise money around campus as well as contributing themselves.
The ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign is part of a focus on what Breast Cancer Care call ‘Pink Science’ - a pioneering approach to breast cancer research that funds projects with the greatest potential to save and impact lives, and ultimately find a cure to Breast Cancer, the most common form of Cancer in the UK today.
With 1 in 8 women at risk of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, it is the most common form of Cancer in the UK today. In 2009 there were more than 48,400 women diagnosed with Breast Cancer, around 133 women every single day.
Less commonly known is the fact that around 370 men in the UK were diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2009. The statistics around Breast Cancer are endless and all tell the shocking impact Breast Cancer has on the UK population.
For Veterinary Nursing Lecturer, Lynne Bowers, Breast Cancer is an issue close to the hearts of many students and staff at Myerscough and so it was an easy decision to get involved with the ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign. She said:
“Breast Cancer is a charity very close to our hearts in Veterinary Nursing so I asked my students if they would support the campaign by wearing pink to College for the day. They’ve really got in the spirit of the day and I’m so pleased so many of them have got involved. Next year I’m hoping even more will get involved and raise much more for such an important cause”
In total £130 was raised towards vital research into Breast Cancer treatment. Well done to all involved!
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