Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. This is the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes.

Breast cancer awareness day is held to fundraise so that breast cancer care can provide specialist nurses, local services and emotional support to those who need it.

Over the years breast cancer awareness day has raised over 27 million pounds, thanks to the generosity of thousands of people taking part.

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, so join hundreds of thousands of people across the country to stand together to fight against breast cancer.

This year’s breast cancer awareness day is on Friday 23rd of October and you can make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.

So do your bit by getting together with friends, family or colleagues at work and get involved in breast cancer awareness day.

How you can help

Getting involved is easy, look at the various ways you can save lives here

Whether it’s at home or at work there are tons of ideas and things you can do to raise funds.

Why not hold a pink themed dinner party with your friends? Strictly pink food, drinks and outfits to make for a sparkling evening. Download place mats, bunting and dinner bills from the WearItPink! Website and your guests can donate what they feel appropriate at the end of the evening.

Want to fundraise in the office? Decorate your workplace in pink and ask everyone to donate to wear pink. Get your free guides here.

If you are taking part, share whatever you’re doing on social media with the hashtag #wearitpink.

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Every year since 2002, wear it pink have been supporting breast cancer awareness by asking people to wear pink and donate whatever they can so why not get involved this year?

Are you planning on getting involved? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear about what you’re getting up to!