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Go pink for breast cancer fundraiser

I am writing to ask all readers in Belfast to join us this October for the UK's biggest pink fundraiser, Wear It Pink. Wear It Pink, Breast Cancer Now's flagship fundraiser, takes place on Friday, October 20, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for lifesaving breast cancer research.

To get involved, all you have to do is ditch your everyday colours, pull on some pink and fundraise to help Breast Cancer Now achieve its aim that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

Breast Cancer is a devastating disease. Around 250 women in Belfast are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and around 60 women in Belfast lose their lives to the disease.

Last year, 247 fundraisers across Belfast got involved in wear it pink and raised an amazing £23,950 for Breast Cancer Now's vital breast cancer research. Wear it pink is for everyone and there are lots of ways readers in Belfast can get involved - whether it's at school, work, or in the local community.

You can try a wacky pink tie competition at work, host a pink cake decorating night in your community, or organise a pink party at school.

I hope we see lots of people in Belfast sign up this year - all of us at 'Pink HQ' can't wait to see your pink outfits and hear all about your fabulous fundraising activities. Visit wearitpink.org

lottie barnden

Wear It Pink senior manager, Breast Cancer Now

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