This week on 18 October 2019, is Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink day to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to help find a cure for the cancer. Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, has taken part in the Wear It Pink day at the Scottish Parliament to spread raise awareness of the causes of breast cancer.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the health board that treats women in Dumbarton constituency when they are given a breast cancer diagnosis. Between 2012 and 2016, an average of 979 women a year developed breast cancer in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This is around 170 women per 100,000 of the population. In the same period, an average of 206 women lost their lives to breast cancer, each year, in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Jackie Baillie said:
“Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink day is a fantastic campaign which helps to spread awareness of the cause of breast cancer, the treatment on offer for sufferers, and the significant need for donations to ensure that a cure can be found for breast cancer as soon as possible.
“I encourage my constituents to go for regular check-ups to ensure that, if they do develop breast cancer, it is caught early on. We know that you have the best chance of survival when breast cancer is detected early on. It is fantastic that there are Wear It Pink events happening right across the country today and I look forward to seeing local residents wearing it pink for such a worthwhile cause.”