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Wear it Pink - Charity Event

October 5, 2017
Nicola Amis

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity who are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. This year, 50,000 women will hear the words “it’s breast cancer” and around 11,500 women will die from it. Breast Cancer Now believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. But to make it happen, they need help.

Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place on Friday 20 October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of people will wear it pink in their communities, schools or work places for the UK's largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.

Since their first event in 2002, they have raised over £30 million for life-saving research. Research that's working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage to stop the disease taking lives.

Telecoms World are taking part in this year’s Wear It Pink day with a variety of activities to support the charity. For starters, we’ll be running The Big Pink Quiz, along with the Win It Pink sweepstake, where everyone pays a donation to select a pink image on the card. Once the sheet is full and the money is in, we’ll reveal a winner who wins a prize.

The other sweepstake we’re running is Strictly Come Dancing where, for a donation, we’ve picked a celebrity we think will win the show. We’re big fans of the show so there’ll be no complaints from us having to watch the show every week!

Research holds the key to a future where women get to watch their children grow up, creating a lifetime of memories with the people they love and a future where, by 2050, every woman who develops breast cancer lives – and lives well.

To keep making discoveries, Breast Cancer Now needs to invest at least £300 million in research over the next 10 years. By taking part in Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day, which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we’re hoping to help make a huge difference. You can help too by donating on our just giving page, which is always greatly appreciated: