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True Blue John Baron Goes Pink

21st October 2014
Posted by Ros Connors

John Baron 1John Baron, the Tory MP for Basildon and Billericay, goes pink for breast cancer awareness and stresses the importance of earlier diagnosis

 John Baron MP is supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, ‘Wear it Pink’ day. This year’s theme is ‘look good, do good’ in support of
breast cancer research.

On Friday 24th October, people all across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear something pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to help fund their important work.

John said,
“Each year over 50,000 women and around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly 12,000 women and 80 men die from this disease. This is why I support Breast Cancer Campaign’s excellent fundraising efforts to sustain world-class breast cancer research, as well as improvements in earlier diagnosis – cancer’s ‘Magic Key’.

“I hope all will show their support by ‘wearing it pink’ on Friday 24th October.”

Facts and actions:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women. In the UK, around 50,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year – that’s 138 a day. or follow them at

The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank, is a unique collaboration with four leading research institutions to create a vital resource of breast cancer tissue for researchers across the UK and Ireland. Visit

Breast Cancer Campaign’s action plan Help us find the cures sets out 66 key actions Breast Cancer Campaign will take to address the gaps in breast cancer research to overcome and outlive breast cancer by

Breast Cancer Campaign has launched the campaign ‘#spreadtheword to stop the spread’, to highlight that breast cancer is not a done deal. Visitbreastcancercampaign/spreadtheword.

‘Wear it Pink’ on Friday 24th October to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research. For more information or to register for ‘Wear it Pink’ and receive your fundraising pack visit