Staff and students ‘Wear It Pink’ for breast cancer research

Published
Monday 24 Oct 2016

Myerscough College staff and students have supported Breast Cancer Now's ‘Wear it Pink’ initiative.

 

The annual event sees people across the country wear something pink for one day to raise cash for Breast Cancer research. Dozens of Myerscough staff and students have been supporting the campaign by dressing up and raising money around campus. In total, £426 was raised including £225 from the Veterinary Nursing team.

The ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign is part Breast Cancer Campaign’s major fundraising drives to support  projects that have an impact on the lives of sufferers, and ultimately find a cure to Breast Cancer, the most common form of Cancer in the UK today. 1 in 8 women are at risk of being diagnosed with the disease, which also affects hundreds of men every year.

The charity’s approach to breast cancer research looks for opportunities where the potential for real impact is the highest. Despite recent advances, breast cancer is still the most common cancer. Every year it claims the lives of 12,000 women, and 50,000 more are diagnosed. Last year, £2.1 million was raised by wear it pink supporters and this money is already funding world-class research across the UK and Ireland that saves lives.

The photographs show staff & students ‘wearing it pink’ in support of the campaign.

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by Dave Salmon

DSalmon@myerscough.ac.uk

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