Donald Cameron, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, added a dash of pink to his usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.
Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has had an enormous impact on the lives of those affected by breast cancer, raising over £33 million to date. Mr Cameron is calling for his constituents to join him, by signing up for wear it pink and helping to fund world-class breast cancer research and life changing support for those affected by the disease.
Mr Cameron joined fellow MSP, Rachael Hamilton, and Alison Tait, who has been affected by breast cancer, at the Scottish Parliament to highlight the event.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
"Every year in Scotland, around 4,700 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 1,000 women die of the disease. I applaud the efforts of those who are taking actions which are contributing to reduce the number of cases .
“And that’s why I’m encouraging people across the Highlands and Islands to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink day on Friday 18th October.
“The money raised by this wonderful event has such a huge impact, allowing Breast Cancer Now to fund vital research and support for those living with a diagnosis. If you can, please put a cross in the diary on 18th October, 'wear it pink' that day, and support this very important cause.”