It’s wear it pink day.
Wear it pink day is all about raising awareness of breast cancer and those it affects. Breast Cancer Now is the biggest breast cancer charity in the UK, and they’re encouraging everyone to wear it pink for a future where everyone with breast cancer lives.
Here at GForces, charity is important to us. As well as days like today, where everyone is encouraged to take part, we also have marathon runners, bakers, weight lifters, competitors, and many more who give their free time to helping communities and individuals in need. We are immensely proud of all the GForcers that feel so passionately about these important causes, and contribute so much to amazing charities nationwide.
By 2050, Breast Cancer Now want a future where every person who develops breast cancer lives. Right now, over 50,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, making breast cancer the most common type of cancer in the UK. Every year, around 11,500 women and 80 men die from the various types of the disease. That’s nearly 1,000 deaths a month. Or one every 45 minutes.
But the good news is that thanks to days like today, more people are surviving than ever before. Wear it pink day brings together thousands of fundraisers. And Breast Cancer Now use that funding to bring more people together – the brightest minds and the boldest campaigners.
With every bit of pink that’s worn, every pink bucket and box that’s filled up with donations, and every pink cake that’s baked, everyone who takes part in wear it pink day is helping make that future happen.
If you would like to help join us in supporting Breast Cancer Now, then text PINK to 70140 to donate £3 towards life-saving research. Texts cost £3 plus your standard network rate, but that does mean that 100% of your donation goes to Breast Cancer Now. You can also get involved on social media by using #wearitpink.