MCDOUGALL WEARS IT PINK TO FUND A CURE FOR BREAST CANCER
West of Scotland Labour MSP is backing the Breast Cancer Campaign, the campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative and world-class research.
To raise awareness of the fund raising campaign they run Ms McDougall took part in a Scottish Parliament photo call and wore pink, for the wear it pink day. On Friday 28 October 2011 supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country are encouraged to don an item of pink in support of Campaign and each donate £2 to fund innovative world-class breast cancer research.
Ms McDougall said, “It is estimated that there are over 41,000 women and 150 men alive in Scotland who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 4,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and over a 1,000 die. It accounts for nearly a third of cancers among women, and while rarer 20 men a year are diagnosed with breast cancer.”
The fund raising event takes part on the 28th of October and urges people to hold a wear it pink day or people can donate on the website.
Ms McDougall stated, “I would like to encourage everyone in North Ayrshire and through Scotland to support make it pink on October the 28th, this would raise valuable funds for breast cancer research.”