East Ren MSPs wear it pink

Scotland's MSP's Wear it Pink in support of Breast Cancer Now
Scotland's MSP's Wear it Pink in support of Breast Cancer Now

Holyrood has thrown its weight behind Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink campaign — and local MSPs are encouraging you to do the same.

The charity — a merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer — hosts the 14th annual wear it pink day on October 23.

Scotland's MSP's Wear it Pink in support of Breast Cancer Now

Scotland's MSP's Wear it Pink in support of Breast Cancer Now

Jackson Carlaw MSP showed his support at a parliamentary photocall this week, donning a feather boa for the cause.

The west of Scotland MSP, from Waterfoot, commented: “We must all come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s cutting edge research and, in wear it pink, there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.”

Eastwood MSP Ken Macintosh was next in line, donning pink in support of women dealing with breast cancer.

He said: “If ludicrous pictures of us all in pink help show our support, raise awareness and much-needed funds, who wouldn’t want to do their bit?

“Why not join me in wearing it pink on Friday, October 23 and do what you can for Breast Cancer Now.”

Almost 1,000 women die each year in Scotland from breast cancer, and more than 4,500 are diagnosed.

But taking part in wear it pink - whether at school, at work or with a party at home — can make a difference, as the day raises more than £2 million each year for breast cancer research.