Ken’s in the pink for leading cancer charity

Ken dons pink to show support for charity's efforts.
Ken dons pink to show support for charity's efforts.

Ken Mcintosh, MSP for the West of Scotland, got into the spirit of ‘Wear it Pink’ day to show support for charity, Breast Cancer Now.

Ken is encouraging everyone in Scotland to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, on Friday, October 21.

Wear it pink, now back for its 15th year, raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer.

Ken 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. 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. I’m fully behind the charity’s ambition and I support Wear it Pink. I hope everyone in Scotland will join me on Friday 21st and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”

Macintosh also jokingly tweeted his Wear it Pink picture alongside the caption: “What do you think? Good look for the PO chair?”

Mary Allison, Breast Cancer Now’s director for Scotland, said: “I’m delighted that MSPs are coming together again this year. 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.”