West Ham MP goes pink for cancer charity

Lyn Brown with pink hat and rosette

Lyn Brown with pink hat and rosette - Credit: Archant

An MP brightened up her outfit for a day to raise awareness of the disease she lost her mum to.

Lyn Brown, MP for West Ham, showed her support for Breast Cancer Now by donning a pink hat and rosette in Westminster.

The wear it pink campaign raises around £2 million every year to fight the disease, and for Lyn the cause is significant in both her professional and personal lives.

“Breast cancer awareness is an issue close to my heart, having lost my mum to the disease in 2011,” she said.

“Newham’s take-up of breast cancer screening stands at 67 per cent, which still falls below the national average of 76pc.

“I hope everyone in Newham will join me in wearing it pink on Friday and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”

Every year about 50,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer, with around 12,000 of those dying as a result.

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Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is to ensure nobody dies from the disease in the year 2050.

For more, visit wearitpink.org

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