McArthur and Scott stand out in pink for breast cancer research


Northern Isles MSPs Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott wear it pink in Parliament in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

The Liberal Democrat MSPs have shown support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging their constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October.

Wear it pink is back for its 15th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said:

“Around 4,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Scotland. Almost 1,000 people die from the disease. We must act now to stop this devastating disease in its tracks. I hope everyone in Orkney and Shetland will join Tavish and I by wearing it pink on Friday 21 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott added:

“Breast Cancer Now’s cutting edge research is making a huge difference. But we all need to join forces and act now, to do our bit to stop women dying from breast cancer by 2050. That is why Liam and I are fully behind the charity’s ambition and support wear it pink.”

Breast Cancer Now’s Director for Scotland, Mary Allison, said:

“I’m delighted that MSPs are coming together again this year to support wear it pink. Their continued support means a lot.

“More Scots are being diagnosed with breast cancer than a decade ago and it remains the most common cancer among women. We also know that while huge progress has been made in improving survival, almost 1,000 people a year in Scotland still die from this devastating disease.

“That’s why we need to continue to support research and find better ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer.”

Sign up to wear it pink on Friday 21 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register, visit www.wearitpink.org.

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