Welsh assembly member for Arfon, Siân Gwenllian, joined the Breast Cancer Now charity’s ‘Wear It Pink Day’ last Friday, October 19th, where people were encouraged to wear a splash of pink to work, school or out and about in order to raise awareness of the need for vital research into breast cancer.
Siân Gwenllian said: “Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. That’s why I’m so passionate about the Wear It Pink Day every year.
“Wear it pink is a great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. I had my picture taken in a rather eye-catching outfit with Jules Peters, who knows first-hand how important it is that breast cancer receives the funding it deserves, and then our team of staff in the constituency all dressed in pink too, to mark the day.”
Joining the politicians for the launch in Cardiff was Welsh rock star, Jules Peters, along with her husband Mike, of the Welsh rock band The Alarm.
Jules, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2016, hopes that people across Wales and the rest of the UK will join her to take part in the fundraising event, Jules said: ‘“Having been through breast cancer myself, I’m thrilled to be supporting wear it pink this year, with my husband Mike – it is a great fundraising event which brings together families, friends and work colleagues, to help fund research into this terrible disease, whilst having fun.
“I am incredibly passionate about raising awareness of the disease, and sharing my experiences to help other women, who are having to face a diagnosis like I did. We must put a stop to this dreadful disease, and the only way to do so is by continuing to fund vital research.”
Siân Gwenllian with Jules Peters