Queensway Children’s Centre wear it pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Press release For immediate release: 21 October 2009 Press contact: Emily Snelling, 020 7749 4102 esnelling@breastcancercampaign.org Queensway Children’s Centre wear it pink for Breast Cancer Campaign Children and staff at Queensway Children’s Centre, Grimsby, will be supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s wear it pink day by holding an event on Friday 30 October. Parents and children will dress from head to toe in pink and take part in pink family bingo to raise money for vital research. A charity bingo event will take on Friday 30 October at the Centre, between 2.00pm - 3.00pm and will cost £2 to take part in. With an array of pink prizes up for grabs and pink refreshments available there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Last year over one and a half million people took part in wear it pink raising a staggering £3.5 million for Campaign. This recession busting fundraiser is affordable and easy to take part in, giving everyone the chance to help make a difference. Janice Woods, Coordinator at Queensway Children’s Centre said; “We all know families whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. We are pleased to be supporting Campaign’s wear it pink day – it is a cause close to many of our hearts and we want to help make a difference. “We are looking forward to getting the children and parents involved in our fundraising activities and hope to raise money to enable research to continue.” Rebecca Guy, wear it pink Events Manager said; “The centre’s wear it pink event will be a fantastic day for children and parents to get involved in fundraising. There is however a serious reason for wearing it pink during October. Some 46,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and wear it pink helps to fund vital research into a disease which affects so many.” wear it pink takes place across the UK on Friday 30 October, people all over the UK will be wearing pink to and help fund Breast Cancer Campaign’s vital research, schools can participate on any convenient day. wear it pink to school or work and donate £2 to Campaign. It’s time to beat breast cancer, visit www.wearitpink.co.uk or call 0800 107 3104 to register now. Ends Notes to editors • Breast Cancer Campaign urges women to be breast aware this Breast Cancer Awareness Month and continue throughout the year as early detection can save lives • Follow the five-point code: know what is normal for you, look and feel, know what changes to look for, report any changes without delay and attend a breast screening if aged 50 or over. Women over 70 should contact their GP for a referral • Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure • The charity currently funds 101 projects worth almost £14.2 million in 41 locations across the UK and Ireland • 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, nearly 46,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year - that’s 125 a day • Visit www.breastcancercampaign.org

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