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Virendra_Sharma_1.jpgI have joined the fight against breast cancer and will be taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

The theme of wear it pink this year is to ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24 October people across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear pink in the office, at home or at school. Donations raised by this year’s fashion inspired event will go to Breast Cancer Campaign to fund lifesaving breast cancer research. 

Every year in the UK around 50,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, 12,000 women and 80 men die from this disease each year. This is why we need to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraising efforts to support world-class breast cancer research that saves and improves lives, giving people quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments. I hope you’ll all join me by wearing it pink on Friday 24 October and showing your support for breast cancer research.

wear it pink on Friday 24 October to support Breast Cancer Campaign’s lifesaving research. For more information or to register for wear it pink and receive your fundraising pack visit www.wearitpink.org

Politics goes pink for breast cancer awareness

I have joined the fight against breast cancer and will be taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day.

Macmillan.jpgOn 26th September, I attended a Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising event hosted by Barclays Bank in my constituency, at their Southall branch.

This event was organised by employees of Barclays Bank who set up a creative donation stall to raise awareness of cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support. This event was also attended by the Barclays bank management team and the Mayor of Ealing, who showed his support at this fundraising event and encouraged others to donate.

It is important for local businesses to help charities in raising both funds and awareness within the local community. Barclays successfully managed to attract many of their customers and people passing by. All proceedings from the Coffee Morning will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Each year nearly 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, ranging from young children to the elderly with 200 different types of cancer. Two in four people diagnosed with cancer today in the UK will survive their disease for at least ten years, compared to just one in four in the early 1970s. This is a direct consequence of the research and hard work that cancer related charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support carry out; it is therefore crucial for local communities to be more supportive of these organisations.

I would like to thank Macmillan Cancer Support, Southall Barclays bank and all those who attended and supported this event. I will continue to show my support to these charities and raise awareness through local businesses in my constituency.

This event was a great success and I look to forward to next year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning. 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On 26th September, I attended a Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising event hosted by Barclays Bank in my constituency, at their Southall branch.

2014.09.23_Conference_Prostate_Cancer.JPGAt Labour Party conference I pledged to help eradicate the inequalities men with prostate cancer face after speaking with campaigners.

Despite being the most common cancer in men, those affected by or at risk of prostate cancer continue to face a number of injustices, particularly when it comes to access to the best treatments and aftercare support for their condition.

Prostate Cancer UK was at the Labour conference calling for urgent action on these issues. As well as pledging long term commitment to helping bring about real change for men, I was asked to show my support for the charity’s game plan by signing up to Men United – a new team which seeks to unite people across the UK against the common enemy of prostate cancer.

Men United v Prostate Cancer is a call for men to join together in a movement against the common enemy of prostate cancer. The aim is to build a united front of men against this disease. We want to get the message out about one of the UK’s biggest man killers, support men affected by it, and intensify the search for more reliable tests and treatments for the future.

Nearly 200,000 people have signed for the new team, Men United, since its launch in January 2014. But we need an even bigger team to beat the most common cancer in men. Together we can win this.

You can sign up for Men United here

Men United v Prostate Cancer

At Labour Party conference I pledged to help eradicate the inequalities men with prostate cancer face after speaking with campaigners.


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