Twins Mhairi and Anna are passionate about raising awareness of early detection and prevention of breast cancer, and they want to encourage everyone to take part in wear it pink.
We’re inspired by the wear it pink community
Having supported friends, families and colleagues through experiences of breast cancer consultations, diagnoses and treatment, we feel motivated and inspired by the community created around wearing it pink. We now have October as ‘save the month’ in our calendars every year.
Whether you love to walk, practise yoga for leisure, play an instrument, bake cakes or love going to the gym, the opportunities to take part in wear it pink are endless, and they can be so much fun.
There’s honestly an activity for everyone to choose to do for wear it pink, to show mass support and create awareness for everyone affected by breast cancer. Pink is such a visually strong colour too, that we think shows strength and positivity (especially when in numbers). It’s also a colour that makes you smile.
Show your unique side
Sometimes we think about marathons and traditional bake sales when deciding on a fundraising activity, but there are so many other things you can do to step out of the box and show your unique side.
We’ve seen and heard stories of the enjoyment and confidence that’s been gained from organising and taking part in creative fundraising activities, from sponsored swimming, to becoming an artist or singer for the day, to designing ‘pink inspired’ general knowledge quizzes. It’s a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to make a difference while inspiring others to do the same along the way.
Wear it pink can provide the opportunity to talk and listen
We think the opportunity to connect with others can be the most rewarding part of fundraising. New friendships, relationships and network connections are grown and developed, while contributing to invaluable and life-saving research. It makes it even more worthwhile to take part.