Myerscough College veterinary nursing staff and students have today supported Breast Cancer Now’s annual ‘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.
‘Wear it pink’ day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK and takes place every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to raise funds for the UK's largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.
So far, more than £31.5 million has been raised for life-saving research, to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage.
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. Money raised so far is already funding world-class research across the UK and Ireland that saves lives.
FE Assistant Head of Veterinary Nursing, Lynne Kerrigan, said the issue has close links to many students and staff. She said: “Breast Cancer Now 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. Well done, everybody!
‘’We also took the time to remember our much missed leader Dr Lorraine Allan who battled this terrible disease. We remember her everyday but today feels especially poignant. It also reminds us of the year she donned a pink shellsuit for this event - she was an absolute legend!’’
The photograph shows staff, students and animals ‘wearing it pink’ in support of the campaign.
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by Dave Salmon