21 Oct 2014

East End politician, John Mason MSP, has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, “wear it pink” day.

The theme of “wear it pink” this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24th October 2014 people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to “wear it pink” in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research. 

Giving his backing to the campaign after donning some pink clothes in Parliament, John Mason MSP said:

Politician in pink: SNP MSP John Mason is backing BCC's campaign this week

Politician in pink: SNP MSP John Mason is backing BCC’s campaign this week

“I know that a considerable number of constituents have personal experience of the problems a breast cancer diagnosis can bring to both patients and their family.  The whole issue of cancer generally is clearly very emotive and that is why causes like “wear it pink” are a good way of raising awareness and funds for such a good charity.

“Every year in Scotland more than 4,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, more than 1,000 women die from this disease each year. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising effortsto support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments. I hope many people will make an effort to “wear it pink” on Friday 24 October and show support for breast cancer research.”