Help us combat breast cancer
17 September, 2020
• I AM writing to ask Extra readers to join us on October 23 and take part in the UK’s biggest and boldest pink fundraiser, wear it pink.
Right now, we don’t know what the world will look like in October, what we’ll be able to do or who we’ll be able to see. But we do know that breast cancer doesn’t stop for anything.
As one of Breast Cancer Now’s clinical nurse specialists, I know that people affected by breast cancer, our nurses and scientists, urgently need people in London, now more than ever before.
The coronavirus outbreak has been an unprecedented situation for us all. Speaking to people affected by breast cancer, I know it continues to be an extremely difficult and uncertain time for so many affected by the disease.
While the NHS has taken extensive steps to minimise the impact on cancer services, many people have seen their treatment paused or delayed either to help reduce their risk of contracting coronavirus Covid-19 or as the NHS has tried to cope with the demands during the outbreak.
I have spoken to people with incurable, secondary, breast cancer, who had anxious months without treatments that had been helping to keep their disease stable. During this time, Breast Cancer Now’s support services are even more important.
The coronavirus pandemic is also having a significant impact on our ability to fundraise, and, therefore, our ability to fund research and provide support at a time when people have never needed it more.
Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink day helps us continue to make world-class breast cancer research and life-changing care happen through the vital funds that are raised by people across London each year.
Without this fundraising, we simply cannot continue to be here for people affected by breast cancer, now and in the future.
So, if there was ever a time to find that pink top, grab that pink tie or dig out that pink tutu, that time is now. Fundraisers can register to claim a free fundraising pack at wearitpink.org.
Whether your wear it pink day is held online, an event with your household, or a socially-distanced event, we hope you can join us in helping to fund life-saving breast cancer research and life-changing care for those affected by breast cancer.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Breast Cancer Now
Ibex House, Minories