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Style What is Wear Pink Day 2021? Meaning behind the breast cancer event and how to get involved today

17:05  22 october  2021
17:05  22 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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If you see more people than usual dressed in pink today, it is not a coincidence.

Breast Cancer Now’s “Wear it Pink Day” has raised more £36m since 2002, and 22 October marks its 20th anniversary.

The fundraiser is designed to raise both money and awareness for breast cancer.

What is Wear it Pink Day?

Wear it Pink Day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK.

It is run by the country’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The concept is very simple, people donate money and wear pink clothing for the day. Pink has long been the colour associated with breast cancer awareness in the UK.

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Breast Cancer Now says: “If there ever was a time to put on that pink top, proudly drape that pink feather boa around your neck or pull up those pink socks, it’s now.”

The charity adds: “Since March 2020, the doors to hundreds of our community support events have had to close and our researchers were kept out of their labs for 100 days or more.

“That’s why we’ve only become more determined to make sure we’re there to support people when they need us. And more determined to make the breakthroughs in research that will continue to drive forward progress.”

How can I get involved?

All you have to do is register, which you can do here, then wear something pink and set about raising money.

The charity recommends events like bake sales, raffles, bingo and best outfit competitions – but you can do anything you fancy.

You can download Wear it Pink fundraising materials here.

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